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Why did I lose this...

Why did I lose this Racing Kings game?  



I was white and I got my King to the 8th rank and I expected that to be game over, however my opponent then had his turn and put his black King on the 8th rank and the game was drawn! I thought the idea of Racing Kings was to be the first player to get their King on the 8th rank for victory!

Because you were white so had advantage by playing first black is allowed this extra move, it was just unfortunate for you that they could place King on eighth rank with this move otherwise you would have won. This is very rare.

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Like what mdocherty said but commented instead of answering. When you play white you have the advantage in this type of game moving first, so black is essentially given a extra move at the end if they are able to place King on the 8th rank.

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