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  1. 23 Mar '13 19:41
    I just finished a blitz game with an interesting (to me) and unusual stalemate position.

    Here is the core position:



    I'm not sure I've seen that before!

    Perhaps Greenpawn can pull up a few RHP examples for us.

    Here would be one example where it would actually have practical use:





    Just for completeness here is the blitz game that led to that position.
    * It's a pretty lopsided game so sorry.




    ... AND HERE IS THE GRANDEST TIE UP OF ALL (one of my personal favorites - but not exactly like the above variation) ...

  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    24 Mar '13 00:36
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I just finished a blitz game with an interesting (to me) and unusual stalemate position.

    Here is the core position:

    [fen]8/6b1/8/8/8/n7/PP6/K7[/fen]

    I'm not sure I've seen that before!

    Perhaps Greenpawn can pull up a few RHP examples for us.

    Here would be one example where it would actually have practical use:

    [pgn]

    [FEN "3b ...[text shortened]... Kf8 32.Rxa7+
    Kg8 33.Rxa8 Bxa8 34.Nd6 1-0 [/pgn]
    I like this way better.

  3. 24 Mar '13 13:54
    That Kupferstich - Andreassen game is analysed in great detail in
    The Most Instructive Games of Chess. It's title is Zig Zag (or something like that.)

    Of all the great games in that book that one is my favourite. (which I guess
    tells you something.)

    Mrs GP wants to go and sell junk on ebay so I'll come back later to see
    if I can find some simliar stalemates.
  4. 25 Mar '13 13:17 / 2 edits
    Hi Paul.

    Could find no stalemate with that rather unique set up.

    Stan Bouchard (1302) - Captain Canada (1226) RHP 2012

    Is a stalemate though the Na3 move is just part of the Black scheme
    to get rid of all his pawns and pieces.



    I looked for mirror and upside - down with Knights on h3, h6 and a6.
    Nothing that match the requested stalemate.
    Loads of perpetuals with N f2/f7 to h3/h6 +.

    in Mr Anderson (1916) - SteveWil (2148) RHP 2011 we see both players going for it.



    Finally whilst look for Black Knight on h3 patterns I found this awful blunder.

    Gwaihir (1232) - cheeky (1162) RHP .2011



    CaptKirck (1694) - Toine Chess (1463) RHP 2012

    Captain Kirk spots a trap and goes for it.
    This is a genuine chess trap because it has a hole in it.

    It's Chess but not as we know it.