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Who knows. Altering the rule towards King can't move and no other legal moves, should be a win. I can see it. One less way to draw, one more way to win. Seems like same shit different pile to me. Having said that I can't see rules changing to accomodate so I guess we're stuck eh. =)
In my opinion (everybody's got one) if your position is so bad that you can't make ANY legal move, you deserve to lose. The rules could have easily been set up for this relatively rare contingency.
And, I don't remember every losing a game because of stalemate, so it's not personal.
Hmmm... hundreds of years under the same rules, which are proven to work just fine... and someone thinks they can change these rules with a forum post on chess.com...
"Do not feed the trolls" is right.
You can change the rule(s) it will just become under a chess variant.
You have a major flaw in your logic. Not having a legal move doesn't make your position bad. I once had the following position in a tournament game - Note that it's not letting me post a diagram - When I get to the Preview Screen, the button is missing to actually submit it - Is this a Firefox error or a Chess.com error?
WHITE - Kh3, Rb2, P's f6, g3, g4BLACK - Kg6, Re1, P's f7, g5, h6
Black has the better pawns, but no way to make progress. It is Black to move. The game went:
1...Kxf6 (If 1...Kh7 or any other waiting move, then 2.Re2 Rh1+ 3.Kg2 Ra1 4.Kh3 and While each time Black gets 1 tempo, he can't make progress) 2.Rf2+ Ke6 (or 2...Kg7 3.Re2 with the same problem with making progress) 3.Re2+!! Rxe2 1/2-1/2
Without the stalemate Rule, we'd be sitting there for ever until it became a R+P vs R ending in all likelihood.
So, we should get rid of stalemate, then?
While we are at it, lets get rid of the silly rule that you cannot checkmate someone with a K+N+N vs K. I think checkmate should be an option here.
Also, lets declare a new champion, why should the WC title be decided by 1 game? Anyone can lose a game. Lets just do what the US congress did a few years ago and declare Bobby Fischer the champion.
While we at it let's ban the clock.
Good idea, you have no idea how stressful it is to be in time pressure!
I don't know about "major flaw." Having read Silman's Complete Endgame Course, there are a lot of quirky ways to achieve stalemate from what would normally be a lost position. The vast majority of the time it seems like a gimmicky way to get a draw. Your rare situation given might be an exception.
If one is not skilled enough to avoid stalemate then they don't deserve the win. Atleast that's how I feel.
its ok to give checkmate with K+R vs K, but they arbitrarily decided you can't give checkmate with K+B vs K. They should change this rule.
Pawns should be allowed to move backward.
Also they should change the rule about controlling the center being a good thing. This is discriminatory to people who like to control the flanks.
I nearly took the bait. Well played, sir.
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