If the king is the last piece left on the board, how many moves does the opponent have toCheckmate?----------------------------------AdminHi David,if there is only the king left on the board then your opponent has fifty moves time to checkmate you.This is called the Fifty Move Rule.You can claim a draw if no capture has been made and no pawn has been moved in the last fifty moves.A move consists of two half-moves.A move is completed when your opponent has completed his half-move followed by you completing your half-move. This rule stops a player with no chance of winning to play on indefinitely or seeking to win by making you tired.All basic checkmates can be done easily under 50 moves.
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