next up previous contents
Next: eco Up: Game and Analysis Commands Previous: decline


  Usage: draw

Requests a draw from your opponent. A draw means that you neither win nor lose your chess match - the game will be a tie. Ratings are affected, however, unless it was an unrated match.

If your opponent had offered you a draw, then the command draw (or accept) would accept the draw offer. To decline a draw offer, either use the decline command or make a move instead.

This command also claims a draw in the case of the 50 move rule or 3 times repetition. In the case of a draw being requested, the chess server will check for these conditions. If one of them is present, the game will be drawn even without the opponent accepting the draw.

See also: accept, decline

Klaus Knopper <>