stalemate

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Help 21 Jun '14 14:31
  1. Chiltern Hills
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    21 Jun '14 14:31
    what is it?
  2. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Jun '14 14:571 edit
    Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move. The rules of chess provide that when stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw.
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    24 Jun '14 23:322 edits
    Originally posted by lordylordy
    what is it?
    Lor,
    Forcing of stalemate can save you from losing a game though, if you are in such a predicament. In such a case, definitely use it. Of course, your opponent may use it on you too.
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    14 Jul '14 00:05
    so how do you claim a stalemate? I am attempting to "claim draw" and hit Submit and nothing happens. May be a bug. any advice? thanks
  5. Donationmwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
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    14 Jul '14 01:27
    Originally posted by JKRock
    so how do you claim a stalemate? I am attempting to "claim draw" and hit Submit and nothing happens. May be a bug. any advice? thanks
    When it is achieved it is automatically announced and the game is over since one player can no longer make any legal move but also is not checkmated.

    Stalemate is recognized and declared by the game software. It results in a drawn game but is not a "claimed draw".
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