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    The Laws of Chess can only be changed every 4 years. We only need an official interpretation on this.

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    Lest anyone think this is hypothetical, I saw a position in a rapid tournament where a player touched a pawn and then his flag fell. The only legal move with the touched piece gave checkmate, so fortunately for me, the players agreed a draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre Dénommée View Post
    The Laws of Chess can only be changed every 4 years. We only need an official interpretation on this.
    Yes, I could just email them for an interpretation but I'd prefer they discuss it in an open meeting before giving one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Lest anyone think this is hypothetical, I saw a position in a rapid tournament where a player touched a pawn and then his flag fell. The only legal move with the touched piece gave checkmate, so fortunately for me, the players agreed a draw.
    I assume the "fortunately for me" implies that there were otherwise legal moves involving non-touched pieces that could result in the opponent winning with a possible series of legal moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I assume the "fortunately for me" implies that there were otherwise legal moves involving non-touched pieces that could result in the opponent winning with a possible series of legal moves.
    It was a middle game and not a position where the checkmate on next move was obvious which is why the player hesitated over moving, but yes, definitely there were other pieces which had legal moves. Just an unrated club tournament, so nothing riding on it, and the players came to an arrangement quickly.
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