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Stalemate

Original post by Subscriber taipei5200, 09 Jul '12 07:07
  1. Joined : 30 Oct '06
    Moves : 208856
    A much higher player stalemated me. He had the choice of a stalemate or moving his king which would have resulted in a draw. I was not paying attention regarding my rating and now wonder did I gain any points for a stalemate?
  2. chess dummy
    Joined : 20 Jan '09
    Moves : 204606
    Stalemate pays the same points as a draw. For the actual number of points, see the rating chart in Thread 80000.
  3. Mystic Meg
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    Joined : 27 Mar '03
    Moves : 17242
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Stalemate pays the same points as a draw. For the actual number of points, see the rating chart in Thread 80000.
    Pays the same because it's pretty much the same. Stalemate by definition is a drawn game, just a special way to get there.

    P-
  4. Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Joined : 04 Jul '06
    Moves : 658940
    you are not far off, though. there have been many who have proposed a 2/3 point score in tournaments for obtaining a stalemate. there's good reasons for it.
  5. Joined : 30 Oct '06
    Moves : 208856
    Originally posted by taipei5200
    A much higher player stalemated me. He had the choice of a stalemate or moving his king which would have resulted in a draw. I was not paying attention regarding my rating and now wonder did I gain any points for a stalemate?
    Thanks all.
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