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  1. 28 Jul '06 16:35
    stalemate is a draw? if i knew that i would have gone for checkmate.
  2. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    28 Jul '06 17:01
    Originally posted by rickyrudo
    stalemate is a draw? if i knew that i would have gone for checkmate.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_chess

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  3. 28 Jul '06 18:02
    Originally posted by rickyrudo
    stalemate is a draw? if i knew that i would have gone for checkmate.
    From the FIDE Laws of Chess
    http://fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=EE101

    Article 5: The completion of the game.
    5.2 The game is drawn when the player to move has no legal move and his king is not in check. The game is said to end in `stalemate`. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing the stalemate position was legal.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Jul '06 18:15 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by rickyrudo
    stalemate is a draw? if i knew that i would have gone for checkmate.
    Why wouldn't you go for checkmate?

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    Optional ending...


    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f6 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Nc3 c6 6. b4 Bxb4 7. Bd2 Bxc3
    8. Bxc3 Qxd1+ 9. Rxd1 Nd7 10. Bc4 Nh6 11. O-O Nc5 12. Rfe1 Be6 13. Rd6 Ke7
    14. Bxe6 Nxe6 15. Red1 Rhd8 16. Bb4 Ke8 17. Rxe6+ Kf7 18. Red6 Rxd6 19.
    Rxd6 Ke7 20. Rxc6+ Kf7 21. Rc7+ Kg8 22. Rxb7 Rd8 23. g3 g5 24. Be7 Rd1+ 25.
    Kg2 Ng4 26. h3 Nh6 27. Bxf6 g4 28. Nxe5 gxh3+ 29. Kxh3 Rh1+ 30. Kg2 Rh2+
    31. Kxh2 Ng4+ 32. Nxg4 h5 33. Ne5 Kf8 34. Rb8#
    {White mates} 1-0


  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Jul '06 18:24
    This becomes forced anyway if black moves pawns... forcing this king move once the black pawns are either gone or blocked up.

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  6. 28 Jul '06 20:42
    I thought that stalemate was a exclusive way of winning.
    because it is harder to put somebody in that position in most of the cases.
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Jul '06 20:53
    Originally posted by rickyrudo
    I thought that stalemate was a exclusive way of winning.
    because it is harder to put somebody in that position in most of the cases.
    Well, if you are getting beaten... and see a chance to stalemate... you can consider that a win of sorts.

    You won't let it happen again too soon, I'm sure.

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  8. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    29 Jul '06 01:15
    Wow. How come stalemete confuses so many people?
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Jul '06 14:17
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Wow. How come stalemete confuses so many people?
    Ask en passant, castle, and 'why can't I move?'.

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  10. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    29 Jul '06 16:19
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Ask en passant, castle, and 'why can't I move?'.

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    I seem to see a lot of stalemate questions.

    Oh, you asked, so Serendipity PMed me today and say's he's banned until August 10th.
  11. Standard member Asthereal
    Dark Matter
    01 Aug '06 13:41
    Originally posted by rickyrudo
    I thought that stalemate was a exclusive way of winning.
    because it is harder to put somebody in that position in most of the cases.
    If you'd like to win by stalemate, try checkers. In checkers you win if your opponent is to move and has no legal options left.
  12. 02 Aug '06 12:27
    Originally posted by Asthereal
    If you'd like to win by stalemate, try checkers. In checkers you win if your opponent is to move and has no legal options left.
    To save oneself of a loss by stalemate, this could also consider beeing a win, doesn't it?

    If I was about to lose and found a way to force a stalemate (or eternal check or repetitional moves) then I certainly do it.

    And if it is a tournament game, I win one point...
  13. Subscriber KingDavid403
    King David
    02 Aug '06 16:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Asthereal
    If you'd like to win by stalemate, try checkers. In checkers you win if your opponent is to move and has no legal options left.
    I consider all these old games as wins. And I remember them more than most my wins. Game 1248478 & Game 1250358 &&& Game 1276895 & Game 1589538 A draw is allways better than a loss!