Originally posted by JusuhGotcha...makes more sense now...
Bishop is not pinned in that way. After Kxg1 Bxg1 its completely irrelevant that black king can also be captured, because white is already dead. You cant play without king. therefore white can not play Rxa8, and black king is fine.
Originally posted by d36366In the Chinese version of chess, those rules apply. When in stalemate, it means you lose. The one who can invoke stalemate wins.
In a stalemate, the side to move is in zugzwang and must lose his king (I don't think it's possible to have a stalemate where there are no moves which put your king in check - can anyone prove me wrong?). So he should lose, but in fact he draws.
Originally posted by geepamoogleIt waqs made to promote an earlier safer king and to activate one of the rook earlier too. At first the king moved like a knight, then he could move two sapces and then the rook move was incorporated too. The real story is a little bit more long but this is was it went basically.
Essentially checkmate is the move prededing a capture of the king, so that if chess were played as normal, except it ended with the capture of one king, it would be very much the same same (possible exception of handling stalemate).
The purpose of setting up stalemate is to force the stronger side to play more carefully, and give the weaker side a goa ...[text shortened]... square being passed through.
Anyone know anything about the development of "castling"?
Originally posted by PeakiteNeat, thanks. You learn something new every day. In my view, that really should be a draw.