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  1. 21 Feb '03 01:51
    Can anyone tell me why game 168421 ended in stalemate?
  2. 21 Feb '03 02:14
    I can not see it could possibily be a stalemate, you definitely had moves available to you. Send an email to Russ/Cris asking them to reset the game.

    Sorry I can not be more help.

    -mike
  3. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    21 Feb '03 02:34
    Originally posted by emjay58
    Can anyone tell me why game 168421 ended in stalemate?
    Weird. You had him on your next move, too. Must be something wrong in the code. If there had been no Queens, and had it been blacks move, it would have been stale mate.
  4. 21 Feb '03 03:04
    Thanks guys - just wanted to make sure there wasn't some twist to the stalemate rule that had eluded me. I've alerted the experts to the bug. cheers, Martin
  5. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    21 Feb '03 18:18
    This is indeed a bug, and it happens very infrequently. (It is because the stalemate condition it checked before the piece is promoted - it should be simple to fix (I hope) )

    I will get to work on it once I have the new release up. (Don't like to meddle with too many things at once)

    The game should be restored for the time being anyway, so enjoy finishing your game.

    -Russ
  6. 21 Feb '03 21:13
    Many thanks Russ - all now OK. Cheers, MartinπŸ˜€
  7. Standard member StrayJay
    I'm like a nerd
    22 Feb '03 00:04 / 1 edit
    Same game, tiny bug. I tried to check out the game. When I pressed <one move back> I saw the black queen being "demoted" to pawn. Then I wondered how the pawn promoting caused a check mate. After some fiddling I discovered that when the board is first shown, the very last move is played back: Qe8-b8, "unmate". But after that, pressing <one move forward> does NOT show that move anymore. In other words, the game 'ends' one move early, when replaying it.

    Is this perhaps what is called an Obi-wan ('off by one'πŸ˜‰ bug? :-)
  8. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    22 Feb '03 22:11
    Originally posted by emjay58
    Can anyone tell me why game 168421 ended in stalemate?
    can anybody tell me why the game is "check mate"? πŸ˜•
  9. Standard member StrayJay
    I'm like a nerd
    23 Feb '03 20:35
    Originally posted by thire
    can anybody tell me why the game is "check mate"? πŸ˜•
    See my posting, right above yours.
  10. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    24 Feb '03 14:08
    Originally posted by thire
    can anybody tell me why the game is "check mate"? πŸ˜•
    do you mean by this, where does the term "check mate" come from? I heard somewhere it is from Yatch Mach (and yes, that's phonetically written) meaning "the king is dead". Obviously the langusage is of somemof the earliest players of chess, but embarasingly I can't remember which one.

    C&R, have you ever concidered writting or getting someone to write a brief history of chess? I'd find that interesting (maybe I should go down to th elibrary, but all the books ar ein French or Dutch)