Agreeing to Draw


In chess, a draw by (mutual) agreement is the outcome of a game due to the agreement of both players to a draw. A player may offer a draw at any stage of a game for example by asking directly "Would you like a draw?" If the opponent accepts, the game is a draw.

Typically a draw is offered after making a move. If a player makes a draw offer before making a move, the opponent can ask them to make their move before deciding. Once made, a draw offer cannot be retracted, and is valid until rejected. A draw may be rejected either verbally or by making a move (the offer is nullified if the opponent makes a move).