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  1. 26 Apr '07 06:18
    How is Stalemate recognized, or claimed, in the play at redhotpawn? I find no instruction, no FAQ, nor Forum thread. Thanks, Garybear
  2. 26 Apr '07 06:20
    yea, it's recognized
  3. 26 Apr '07 06:51
    Originally posted by Garybear
    How is Stalemate recognized, or claimed, in the play at redhotpawn? I find no instruction, no FAQ, nor Forum thread. Thanks, Garybear
    what's stalemate?
  4. 26 Apr '07 07:59
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    what's stalemate?
    A Stalemate is when a player has no other piece to move other than the King and while the King is not presently in check, all available moves would be moving into check. The game ends there without a winner.
  5. 26 Apr '07 08:33
    Originally posted by Garybear
    A Stalemate is when a player has no other piece to move other than the King and while the King is not presently in check, all available moves would be moving into check. The game ends there without a winner.
    Sorry to be pedantic, but that's not quite the whole picture. It's stalemate whenever the player to move, though not in check, has no legal moves. This can happen in several different ways, of which yours is just one example, though it is the most common.

    Anyway, in answer to your question, I think RHP recognises it automatically, it doesn't have to be claimed. When you make a move which stalemates your opponent the computer declares a draw and the games ends without further input.
  6. 26 Apr '07 13:23
    Originally posted by d36366
    Sorry to be pedantic, but that's not quite the whole picture. It's stalemate whenever the player to move, though not in check, has no legal moves. This can happen in several different ways, of which yours is just one example, though it is the most common.

    Anyway, in answer to your question, I think RHP recognises it automatically, it doesn't have to be cla ...[text shortened]... alemates your opponent the computer declares a draw and the games ends without further input.
    This is correct.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    26 Apr '07 15:35 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by d36366
    Sorry to be pedantic, but that's not quite the whole picture. It's stalemate whenever the player to move, though not in check, has no legal moves. This can happen in several different ways, of which yours is just one example, though it is the most common.

    Anyway, in answer to your question, I think RHP recognises it automatically, it doesn't have to be cla ...[text shortened]... alemates your opponent the computer declares a draw and the games ends without further input.


    Black to move.

    Although in fairness to GaryBear he says "has no pieces to move other than the king" not "has no pieces other than the king".
  8. 26 Apr '07 21:14
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    [fen]kn5R/br6/8/8/8/8/6Q1/R6K[/fen]

    Black to move.

    Although in fairness to GaryBear he says "has no pieces to move other than the king" not "has no pieces other than the king".
    True, but he also says that stalemate means that "all available moves would be moving into check". It's also stalemate if there are no available moves, moving into check or otherwise. Admittedly this rarely if ever occurs in practice, but it is possible, as someone demonstrated to me on another thread recently.

    I did say I was being pedantic, didn't I?
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    27 Apr '07 00:44 / 1 edit


    Black to move.
  10. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    27 Apr '07 01:43
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    [fen]8/3Q1Q2/2QRBRQ1/3BkB2/2QR1RQ1/3QKQ2/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Black to move.
    Well yes, but that position can never be reached because you'd need to promote 10 pawns.
  11. 27 Apr '07 01:59 / 1 edit
    looks like 11 pawns to me

    7 Queens
    2 Bishops
    2 Rooks
  12. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    27 Apr '07 12:38
    The RHP robot recognizes and announces the stalemate automatically
    after the last move.

    See Game 2780984 and Game 2780985.
  13. 28 Apr '07 02:06
    Originally posted by Helder Octavio
    The RHP robot recognizes and announces the stalemate automatically
    after the last move.

    See Game 2780984 and Game 2780985.
    Thank you so kindly for answering the question directly and providing examples.