### With only a king left, how many moves remaining until a draw?

• I am a beginner in chess. If I have only a king left, how many moves does my opponent have to mate me?

He means when the opponent takes all his pieces how many moves does the opponent have to put him in checkmate or stalemate

7 years ago

Your opponent has 50 moves, but every time a pawn is moved the count is reset. So, he could have hundreds of moves if he has a few pawns on the board. If he has no pawns, then 50.

The count is also reset if any piece or pawn is captured.

The count is also reset every time a pawn or piece is captured. Obviously he's not going to capture any of your pieces since you have only a king, but you could still capture pieces of his.

Good point. I didn't consider his King could capture.

Wow. I didn't realize it reset if a pawn was moved.. Do you have an official source for that? (not doubting or anything, I've just never heard that before).

FIDE rules: http://www.fide.com/component/handbook/?id=124&;view=article , see 5.2e. USCF rules are \$15. I could not find an electronic copy in 10 seconds of searching.