A saved stalemate of mine

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David Blower
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A saved stalemate of mine

Post by David Blower » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:10 am



OK then, so I am black in this game. Now I will admit, this is not the best standard that I have ever played a game of chess to, but I managed to get a stalemate out of it.

Some may wonder, why on earth did I not resign. Some sort of chess instinct simply told me not to resign, because I sensed that my opponent was simply making this game at the end, more difficult that it needed to be.

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Re: A saved stalemate of mine

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:22 am

David Blower wrote: but I managed to get a stalemate out of it.


That's actually rather nice. A more aware opponent would have promoted with a lesser piece or tried to construct a position where you were zugzwanged into a mate.

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Re: A saved stalemate of mine

Post by John Clarke » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:58 am



Simplest seems 66.f7 Kd7 67.f8(Q), with no stalemate. Other black 66ths allow one or other of the Ps to queen with check and safe from capture.
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: A saved stalemate of mine

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:52 pm

You should send that one to Justin Horton. It's a Worst Move On The Board (TM).

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