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  3. Why was this an automatic draw?

EDIT: Never mind, there was 3-fold repetition after all.

Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but wanted to know why this game was automatically ruled a draw?

There was no 3 fold repetition, it had not been 50 moves since last capture. There must be some other rule?

I anticipate the comments on my rubbish endgame, but trust me, nobody is more aware of that than me.

Not sure how to embed a game either, so here is the URL:
lichess.org/UxfB5GYJr3VG

3x repetition 66-64-62

after white moves on move 62, 64, and 66 the position is the same, therefore it was a 3 fold repetition

Hi dampoo, yes, I checked again and saw it that time.

Thanks.

If a moderator wants to delete the thread, go ahead.

I would just like to point out the simplest technique to mate King + Queen vs King.
1. Copy your opponents King moves with your Queen untill his king has only 2 squares to which he can go (this is to avoid stalemate)
2.After the opponents king is on one of the edges of the board you walk up to him with your King.
3. Now mate :)
lichess.org/study/KndkrfjC/R8SR3yZ2