Originally posted by tiggr
i don't understand why the site calls it a stalemate when i have 2 queens and his king boxed in. he had no square to move to that i didn't have covered. it was the 58th move. i had him on the ropes.
I had some trouble copping on to the stalemate rule for a while and finally managed to come up with the following to explain it to myself -
There are two conditions to checkmate, First that the threatened king has no legal moves and Second that if given one more move, the attacking side would capture the king.
So if you block the opposing king in, but wouldn't capture on the next move, its a stalemate.
P.S. - if this is wrong, will someone correct me please?