game is ruled a draw in the following circumstances:
- By mutual agreement
at any point after the first move has been made.
- If both sides
have insufficient mating material.
- A position repeats
itself three times (score sheet is proof)
- 52 moves without
a piece capture or pawn push.
- In the event of
a stalemate (your opponent has no legal move)
- Shake hands before
and after the game.
- No talking while
the game is in progress.
- Brush your teeth
at least 24 hrs before the match.
- Do not do anything
to distract your opponent.
- It is ok to walk
around the tournament hall while you are waiting for your opponent to
move as long as you get up and sit down quietly.
- Do not comment
on yours or any other game in progress, or accept comments from others.
- If an illegal move
is made, the tournament director should be summoned. In a tournament
using a "Sudden Death" time control, the other player receives
an extra two minutes when one player makes an illegal move.
- If a dispute arises
with your opponent, call over a tournament director immediately.
- Getting tips from
a friend as you are walking around.
- Using any kind
of assistance from a “cheat sheet” or recorder or any other
- Looking at a chess
book or chess computer at any time during a game.