In the official rules of American Pool Checkers, what are the conditions for a draw to be declared?

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The American Pool Checkers website "americanpoolcheckers.us" is essentially dead (deliberately not linked because of a bad HTTPS certificate), but was fortunately archived by the Wayback Machine, so we can get the rules from 2021. These include:

  1. In certain end-game positions, when one of the sides appears stronger than the other, the stronger side is required to complete a win within thirty moves. If after thirty moves the pieces of both sides remain unchanged the game is declared a draw. [ ... ]

  2. “13” COUNT RULE: The lone king must be caught before the player with the lone king counts thirteen, or the game is declared a draw.

  3. If the lone king has the long line (4-29) and the stronger side refuses to accept the draw then the stronger side has to catch the lone king within five moves

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    Cool, thanks. Weird that it just says "certain end-game positions" without specifying what those positions are! Commented Mar 23 at 17:28
  • @TomekCzajka, I am guessing they call it "certain end-game positions" since the list of those position is not final yet and from time to time another position is being added.
    – Cohensius
    Commented Mar 26 at 8:01

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