I am playing a game and have ONLY my king remaining.
My opponent has ONLY his king and one knight. We are both evenly matched and mid ranked players.
I have repeatedly asked for a DRAW because my opponent, in my opinion , CANNOT win the game so long as I continue to stay near the board center.
Am I correct!
----------------------------- Admin Hi Dabney, you are right.
King and Knight cannot win against King. This is always a draw, no matter how you play this endgame.
If your opponent continues to play on then you can claim a draw after fifty moves!
"The fifty-move rule in chess states that a player can claim a draw if no capture has been made and no pawn has been moved in the last fifty moves (for this purpose a "move" consists of a player completing their turn followed by the opponent completing their turn). The purpose of this rule is to prevent a player with no chance of winning from obstinately continuing to play indefinitely ... or seeking to win by tiring the opponent." Read more about Fifty Move Rule at Wikipedia
Just move your king back and forth and count to fifty. If you make a move then this is called a half-move. If your opponent makes his half-move after this then this is called a move.
So two half-moves make one move. This means you need 100 half-moves or fifty moves. Got it?