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  1. 16 Feb '05 11:30
    I recently got a pawn up and it became a queen, then check mated their king but game was drawn.....why did i not win??????
  2. 16 Feb '05 11:32
    You should have won if you checkmated the king....take another look at the game, it sounds like you may have STALEMATED the king, which is a draw.
  3. 16 Feb '05 11:35
    I guess i did but what is the difference?
  4. 16 Feb '05 11:39
    Originally posted by sacha
    I guess i did but what is the difference?
    In stalemate the king is not in check, but has no move which does not place it in check. Since it is illegal for the king to move into check, the game is "frozen", so to speak, and is a draw.
  5. 16 Feb '05 11:46
    Interestingly, a stalemate was considered a win in many parts of the world for the person that forced it until 1807,, when the English declared it to be a draw, which became a de facto standard for the rest of the world.
  6. 16 Feb '05 11:53
    Originally posted by Dodger11
    In stalemate the king is not in check, but has no move which does not place it in check. Since it is illegal for the king to move into check, the game is "frozen", so to speak, and is a draw.
    Thanks for that. I understand now. You're never too old to learn something new everyday......