1. DonationLuck
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    02 Jul '07 05:36
    Russ,

    Would it be possible to trace the number of stalemates?
    For example the number of draws/stalemates!

    Harri / Luck
  2. Standard memberJohn of Reading
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    04 Jul '07 05:32
    Flick through a few pages of "Public Games / Finished only" to count the stalemates, one or two per hundred games completed.

    Perhaps more interesting would be to look at the games themselves, trying to assess which are blunders by the winning side, and which are clever ploys by the losing side.
  3. DonationLuck
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    06 Jul '07 04:48
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    Flick through a few pages of "Public Games / Finished only" to count the stalemates, one or two per hundred games completed.

    Perhaps more interesting would be to look at the games themselves, trying to assess which are blunders by the winning side, and which are clever ploys by the losing side.
    I think I have suffered few of those, mostly to my benefit.

    Harri / Luck
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    06 Jul '07 06:071 edit
    I think that a great deal of stalemates is of the type
    where the player lacks knowledge of opposition.
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    06 Jul '07 06:10
    Also a mistake of this appearence
    is common.

    I think it is quite rare that stalemate occurs other than a mistake and not by planning.
  6. Standard memberwittywonka
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    06 Jul '07 07:08
    Also, draws frequently occur whenever a stalemate is obvious and imminent, anyway.

    Game 2903482

    This was a game in which I played at the true level of a 1250 something, but I think he intentionally played for a draw in the last 10 moves or so.
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