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  1. 15 Oct '10 19:35
    I just made a move with one of my 2 Queens and put my opponents King in checkmate. Then I got a message that the game ended in a Stalemate. I have several pieces including both Queens that I can move, and my opponent can't move his King anywhere. The game now shows that it ended in a draw. How do I get this corrected to show that I won the game?
  2. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    15 Oct '10 19:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dreamweaver
    I just made a move with one of my 2 Queens and put my opponents King in checkmate. Then I got a message that the game ended in a Stalemate. I have several pieces including both Queens that I can move, and my opponent can't move his King anywhere. The game now shows that it ended in a draw. How do I get this corrected to show that I won the game?
    You did not put the King in check. So you didn't win, since the King is not attacked, but he can't go anywhere either. That is the condition for stalemate which in chess is a draw.

    Edit Game 7701239

    btw Qh4 would have been the move you probably should have made.
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    16 Oct '10 01:09
    When only your opponent's king can move, it's a good idea to check (1) that the king actually either (1) is in check or (2) has an available move, before clicking Submit. This avoids the horrible experience of turning a won game into a stalemate.
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    16 Oct '10 05:03 / 1 edit
    Qg1 ??? The horror, the horror. Either Queen to h4 was mate. Just what were you thinking ?? Jesus wept.

    skeeter
  5. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    16 Oct '10 10:10
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Qg1 ??? The horror, the horror. Either Queen to h4 was mate. Just what were you thinking ?? Jesus wept.

    skeeter
    lol, go easy on the guy. Hes obviously not the best chess player if he needed that extra material for a checkmate, so lets give him a break

    Jesus wept for your harsh comment;D
  6. 16 Oct '10 15:45
    I've played that Jesus dude in several tournaments. Good player, loves to use his Bishops, and he is always willing to sacrifice.
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    18 Oct '10 17:14
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    I've played that Jesus dude in several tournaments. Good player, loves to use his Bishops, and he is always willing to sacrifice.
    In CC chess he tends to stop moving in late March or early April and won't move again until Easter.

    P-
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    19 Oct '10 06:01
    he's always up for a rematch and he puts up with me and doesn't hold a grudge. we have trouble communicating though, cause spanish is his 1st language