New Chess Rule

The AW was a little late to the last round party tonight as the Chess games were under way at the US Masters at the Charlotte Chess Center in the Great State of North Carolina. Since I have immensely enjoyed the games played at the 2022 North Carolina Open the past few days I decided to check out those six games first. It was shocking to see a draw had already been agreed in one game, that of Jay Satchwill (NC) vs Kabilesh Yuvaraj (GA). Even more shocking was seeing the following:

[Event “Round 6: Jay Satchwill – Kabilesh Yuvaraj”]
[Site “”%5D
[White “Jay Satchwill”]
[Black “Kabilesh Yuvaraj”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[Annotator “”%5D
[UTCDate “2022.11.27”]
[UTCTime “20:30:32”]
[Variant “Standard”]
[ECO “B00”]
[Opening “King’s Pawn”]

  1. e4 { [%clk 2:00:02] } 1/2-1/2

“So what?” you may be thinking about now… Well, here’s WHAT. Mr. Satchwill was 5-0 going into the last round. Mr. Yuvaraj was 4 1/2 – 1/2.

That REALLY BURNS ME UP! This calls for some DRASTIC ACTION! The rule MUST BE CHANGED. I call on the United States Chess Federation to IMMEDIATELY institute a rule making it MANDATORY that before agreeing to a draw EACH PLAYER MUST MAKE A MOVE!
Are you with me?


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