How to Accept a Draw in Chess

  

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Juri Eintalu    (2021-09-27)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

I am new on FICGS and I do not understand how to accept a draw offering in chess. I accepted a draw, but after about 12 hours, my clock is still running and the draw is not fixed. I do not want to accept a draw together with making a move, as in the OTB game making a move means rejecting the draw.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-09-27 22:56:01)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Interesting. I had to make a move AND accept the draw. Then, the system recognized the draw. But the last move I made was not counted. It was also fun that when I tried to ACCEPT a draw, the system warned that several draw offers are punishable. I started to fear whether I have ACCEPTED that draw more than 3 times...


Thibault de Vassal    (2021-09-27 23:39:15)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Hello Juri, thanks for reporting this, it looks like a bug... what game was it?


Juri Eintalu    (2021-09-28 04:26:24)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Eintalu - Osipov
https://ficgs.com/user_page.php?page=viewer&game=132155

I really do not know whether it was a bug. I found from the Forum some old remarks that make a move to accept a draw. Also, I had programs working in my computer.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-04 17:37:27)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Now, I am pretty sure that to accept a draw on FICGS correspondence chess, one has to make a move, accept a draw, and then send the move together with the acceptance. Only then the system recognizes that the draw has been accepted. The last move is not shown in the final record, it is fictive. It is weird and confusing for the beginners on FICGS. Unfortunately, in the rules, this feature has not been explained.


Thibault de Vassal    (2021-10-04 22:24:51)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

I cannot remember why it would have worked this way for so long that but I have to fix it for sure... (but not before one full week)


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-05 21:38:49)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Dear Thibault de Vassal, the other possibility is to add some informative remarks to the Rules or FAQ. This is a problem for the beginners on FICGS. There is also some probability of making a fictive and stupid move but somehow failing to accept a draw.


Garvin Gray    (2021-10-06 06:13:15)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Unfortunately I can not recall the exact procedure for what happens when someone offers a draw and you want to accept.

It has been a while since I have been offered a draw and have chosen to accept.

But, yes, when offered a draw, when you go to that game, under the board, it should show 'accept draw' and then you tick that box.

Then you get a confirm option box 'idiot warning' type box, and say yes. And then the draw is confirmed.

There should be no need to input a move if you are accepting the draw.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-06 12:35:34)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Garvin Gray, Here, I have accepted a draw in two games. In both cases, the procedure described by you worked neither on my PC nor on my mobile phone. I do not remember, but perhaps the warning box did not appear at all. In both cases, to access that confirmation box, I did the following: I marked the draw as accepted, then I made a move and then I confirmed it.


Garvin Gray    (2021-10-06 17:24:43)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Interestingly, I was just offered a draw.

I received the draw offer, got the pop up box for the draw offer, ticked the accept draw offer and then sent my acceptance.

Game over.

I had none of the issues described here where I had to send a move.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-06 18:54:56)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Now, as a new user on FICGS, I have a new problem. I do not know how to block another user whose aggressive comments I really do not want to read or respond to.

The system of accepting a draw can be tested, of course, if 2 staff members of FICGS play 4 unrated games with each other, proposing a draw on the 4. move. First, whether checking the "Accept" box is sufficient; Second, whether my claim is true that it is possible to check the "Accept", make a move and send it - to achieve acceptance of a draw.

Possibly, there are some time-out problems with the promised pop-up window.

I really do not respond ever again to GG-s empty etc comments.


Ilmars Cirulis    (2021-10-07 02:22:06)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

JE, you can always skip reading forum. :D

About the topic - I don't have any problems with offering or accepting draw here.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-07 04:56:34)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Ilmars Cirulis
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

"JE, you can always skip reading forum. :D

About the topic - I don't have any problems with offering or accepting draw here."

- Unfortunately, I am unable to understand what you are trying to say. I am new here and I asked a question. Now, I have heard two "answers": that the others do not have that problem. - Then my "answer" is that I have had no such problems e.g., on Lichess. And I have always imagined that if someone asks help on the forum, then the decent answer would not be like GG-s "answer" mentioning some "box for the idiots". And I can always skip using that platform FICGS as well.


Chiu Fy    (2021-10-08 07:40:32)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

Because the existence of GO is to serve our emotion and the direction of our surbival in the future.


Juri Eintalu    (2021-10-09 01:46:35)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

The government neither denies nor confirms anything.


Thibault de Vassal    (2021-10-21 00:29:15)
How to Accept a Draw in Chess

A first explanation to your problem with draw offers is that you use the "slow moves" process... not many players still use it. I think that this bug is not appearing in the "fast moves" process.