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  1. 15 Mar '07 18:32
    game3214664
    I had a clear win and i was just slaghtering pawns for fun when it said the game was a draw. why? i didnt click draw i had him beat
    its frusteraing
  2. 15 Mar '07 18:32 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    game3214664
    I had a clear win and i was just slaghtering pawns for fun when it said the game was a draw. why? i didnt click draw i had him beat
    its frusteraing
    Stalemate.

    White couldn't move anywhere.

    With lots of pieces you have to be careful about stalemate. Always make sure he can make a move before you come in for the kill slowly.
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 Mar '07 18:34
    STALEMATE ... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahhahahaahahahaha ok that made my day. Thankyou, you just turned an average, very slow paced day into a humorous one.
  4. 15 Mar '07 18:35
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    game3214664
    I had a clear win and i was just slaghtering pawns for fun when it said the game was a draw. why? i didnt click draw i had him beat
    its frusteraing
    Game 3214664

    Your opponent was not in check, but didn't have any legal move. That makes it a draw. This type of draw is called stalemate.
  5. 15 Mar '07 18:35 / 1 edit
    if he cant move doesnt that mean i win?

    i need all the wins i can get
  6. 15 Mar '07 18:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    if he cant move doesnt that mean i win?

    i need all the wins i can get
    No.

    If you don't checkmate him and he has no moves, it's a draw - stalemate.

    He got rid of his last pawn clevery and then his kings had no move, after you moved.

    Check the rules of chess.
  7. 15 Mar '07 18:44
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    if he cant move doesnt that mean i win?

    i need all the wins i can get
    As a suggestion, you should take the 10 minutes required to read the rules of chess. If you're not familiar with Stalemate, chances are you are not familiar with En Passant either and possibly the rules regarding castling through check.
  8. 15 Mar '07 18:51 / 2 edits
    I may not be a chess freak and i havent read the 2000 page chess book written in 1150 a.d in language i cant read but i do know a little and have a ranking of 1380.

    If he cant move he should lose. I was better than he but we drawed on a silly rule. I WANTED TO WIN!!!!!! ...sigh...:'(


    edit: yes, i do know what castling is
  9. Standard member Sir Timothy
    The Seer of Seers
    15 Mar '07 18:54
    Black move 57 should have been Qf2g1. Why prolong the game? Take a mate as soon as it is available. Even I know this and I am dumb.
  10. 15 Mar '07 18:58 / 1 edit
    Double post
  11. 15 Mar '07 18:59 / 1 edit
    57 Qg1 would have been mate and he wouldn't have had the chance. But at least you had fun slaughtering pawns.
  12. 15 Mar '07 19:13
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    I may not be a chess freak and i havent read the 2000 page chess book written in 1150 a.d in language i cant read but i do know a little and have a ranking of 1380.

    If he cant move he should lose. I was better than he but we drawed on a silly rule. I WANTED TO WIN!!!!!! ...sigh...:'(


    edit: yes, i do know what castling is
    1. Chess rules have changed since 1150 AD...
    2. As I said before, 10 minutes, just peruse the FAQ.
    3. "If he cant move he should lose." no, read the rules.
  13. 15 Mar '07 19:29
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    I may not be a chess freak and i havent read the 2000 page chess book written in 1150 a.d in language i cant read but i do know a little and have a ranking of 1380.
    A provisional ranking is quite different than a post-provisional ranking. Your rating will fluctuate wildly until it evens out at about 30 games or so.
  14. 15 Mar '07 20:08
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    I may not be a chess freak and i havent read the 2000 page chess book written in 1150 a.d in language i cant read but i do know a little and have a ranking of 1380.

    If he cant move he should lose. I was better than he but we drawed on a silly rule. I WANTED TO WIN!!!!!! ...sigh...:'(


    edit: yes, i do know what castling is
    If you don't know the chess rules then why play? You're just setting yourself up for failure.
  15. 15 Mar '07 20:48
    Originally posted by bishops r cool
    I may not be a chess freak and i havent read the 2000 page chess book written in 1150 a.d in language i cant read but i do know a little and have a ranking of 1380.

    If he cant move he should lose. I was better than he but we drawed on a silly rule. I WANTED TO WIN!!!!!! ...sigh...:'(


    edit: yes, i do know what castling is
    These issues seem to keep rising from the muck. Your opponent got the better of you. He swindled you out of a win. Once you reach an understanding of all the nuances of the game, you'll appreciate it. Perhaps you should take notes and prepare to use Stalemate to your advantage in the future.

    As far as, "He can't move, he should lose," you aren't checking his his King, and since the only available piece to move is the King (and he has no squares that he can move it to) it's a stalemate.