Originally posted by homedepotov
I can see how stalemate makes the game more interesting as you have to watch out for clever stalemating combinations when you are winning. You can’t let your guard down. So I see its great entertainment value and how it is a neat resource for desperate players. However, it also seems totally ridiculous that the side that can’t move gets a draw. But the r ...[text shortened]... to anybody here? By the way, post any of your brilliant stalemating combinations if you’d like.
Well, here are some positions where stalemate = win seems illogical, at least to me:
The white king is not the slightest bit unsafe here - just a victim of over-crowding.
Here, with stalemate = win, the winner is whoever moved last! It seems funny to award a win to one side when BOTH sides are equally lacking in offensive potential.