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Draw with insufficient material

Asked by comedam
Tags insuficient material draw
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Could you please Lichess add the automatic draw when we have not enough pieces ? For example when there are only a king and a bishop for each with no pawn, no one can win but still not draw so we re just running out of time.
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Answered by CM Sarg0n
In your case mates in the corners are possible though, bishops of opposite colors.
comedam commented :
Its strange because the engine announces a draw i thought it is ;(
CM Sarg0n commented :
What the engine says is irrelevant in terms of the rules.
Answered by Toadofsky
This is already implemented: K+B versus K+B is declared a draw if neither player can checkmate (if the bishops are on the same color square).

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