10376 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
The other player is not "passing" his move because if that were really the case, the other player could keep moving and checkmate him.
The stalemated player is being forced to violate the rules by either moving his king into check or skipping his turn. Ending the game in a draw by stalemate doesn't violate any of the rules because the player who gives stalemate is not attacking the king. So all three rules remain intact.
One of the rules would have to be abolished for stalemate to be checkmate.
If you allow a player to move his king into check to avoid stalemate, then that rule ought to apply at other times of the game.
If you allow a player to skip his turn to avoid stalemate, then that rule ought to apply at other times of the game.
And if you allow a player to claim victory without putting his opponent's king in check when the king can't get out of check, then that rule ought to apply at other times.
It's like you're creating exceptions to rules that don't have exceptions and that apply throughout the game.
It sounds like you're asking for rule 2 or 3 to be abolished. You just replied to the post where I said1) Capture the king ends the game you win2) You have to move or your clock runs out and you lose (no exceptions)Please read and think before you post.But if players can skip a turn to avoid stalemate, why wouldn't they be allowed to skip a turn at other times in the game? Commmmmonnnnn..............................................................People wonder why I lose my cool! Sheeple, Sheeple ,Sheeple.Im saying the OPPOSITE. No one should ever be allowed to pass.If the game can end without the king being attacked, why can't the game end that way at other times? It seems like you're trying to establish a rule that applies only in certain instances, whereas the current rules apply throughout the game.If you lose on time and your king is not in check??? Buddy that was an embarassing 3-0 ass whooping, way to represent the sheeple.
read post #16 and stop your machine gun fire nonsense, before you further embarass yourself.
Resorting to personal insults? Do I have you on the ropes already?
No one's "tacking on" any rules with stalemate.
The three rules of chess still apply.
You can't move into check.
You can't skip your turn.
The player who wins is the one who is attacking a king that can't get out of check.
The stalemated player isn't skipping his turn in the sense that he's foregoing his turn so his opponent can move because the game has ended.
You're the one who's trying to tack on exceptions to the three rules - apparently because you ended up with a draw by stalemate. Get over it already.
Sorry if I didn't read all 500 posts before commenting. Some of us have lives away from this website.
To be perfectly blunt, I'm amazed that you've devoted this much time to a suggestion that will never be implemented. Why don't you start a thread advocating that queens have the power of knights. You're not getting anywhere with this one. And I'd say you're the one embarrassing yourself with this pointless obsession.
People who are stalemated aren't "passing" their moves because the other player would then move. Instead, the game has ended.
Someone who disagrees with you is "sheeple?"
Maybe your solitary advocacy of turning stalemate into a win is due to the idiocy of the idea and the common sense of everyone else.
aargh ! verbal-diarrohea !! I smell supersizing & chicken mcnuggets.
Still smarting after the smackdown you received in the Kasparov vs. Morphy thread? Good grief. You're as bad as Monster with your pointless obsessions. lol
Or was it the Fischer vs. Kasparov thread? You've been outwitted and outargued so many times it's hard to keep track lol
You know, netzach, they have medicine now for those painful monthly cramps you experience. Check in with your gynecologist. He might be able to recommend some lol. Feel better:)
Well give it a rest Andrew. You & nameno's turgid word-spamming is tedious & nobody interested in reading it...
If it were a strict rule someone had to reaed all posts before they posted, it could possibly be that their reading assignment would never give them a window long enough to post anything. Besides, enforcing it would be just as difficult. Could anyone prove for sure due to lag, etc, who was first for sure?
Speaking for everybody? Wasn't it you who accused me of "megalomania" when I said the majority of U.S. citizens wouldn't want Fischer to be given posthumous citizenship? Your contradictory logic - and projection - rears its ugly head again lol.
You're a bore, netzach, though sometimes you're an amusing bore. That's why you're still aces in my deck of cards.
If Monster called his psychiatrist and you called your gynecologist, the world would be a better place, netzach.
Have a good night, netzach. Feel better:)
Well give it a rest Andrew you & nameno's turgid word-spamming is tedious & nobody interested in reading it...
I am glad you are still here trying to troll us. It brings back memories, memories of things I haven't thought of until.... who cares.
To get to the point, there used to be a saying that only a few could really relate to. It is simply put, "the Russians are coming" . Did they ever use that in Scotland? I am still looking for the evidence that you based your disclaimer on to discredit my "theory" the other day. I noticed you tucked tail and ran....lol. It feels good to use that saying against you....um...both of them...
The Russians started showing up in droves to the US. Did they make it to Scotland yet, to really help you more completely understand their culture that you spent more time than usual studying due to Scotland's world super power stance against it's arch adversary, the Russians?
P.S. Before you try using it as a bu!!$!t basis to discredit my post, we used Russians and Soviets as interchangable terms in the US and often still do, even the Soviet Union is technically gone.
lol....Are you sure maybe they wouldn't need their proctologist to make them feel better? After all, when you are that full of it, the situation will eventually resolve itself and it's got to be painful it would seem.
Stalemate rule is completely based on the logic of chess rules. The object of chess is to place the other player into a checkmate position. It also states that when a player is in checkmate position the game is over. If you have no stalemate rule the player places himself into a checkmate position therefore ending the game without his opponent placing him into checkmate, ergo the opponent has not accomplished the checkmate. If play were allowed to continue there could arise positions where a player places himself in checkmate, but his opponent must now make a move which could force the checkmate to become undone. This would an even more illogical course of action.
Ahh, but it was the most important move.
The most important move was the one my opponent couldnt make.
You seem to be forgetting which variant you were playing.
If You were Doing Life Which 5 Books Would You Keep To Make Your game Strong?
by NomadicKnight 4 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by NomadicKnight 5 minutes ago
My luckiest game. And puzzle for you
by Eren_jaeger 10 minutes ago
learning to play OK under time control
by stephenalacad 11 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by FromMuToYou 13 minutes ago
12/3/2013 - Forward Thinking
by pa_kamini 13 minutes ago
12/4/2013 - Immunity
by pa_kamini 17 minutes ago
0-2224 in less than three years
by waffllemaster 19 minutes ago
1st choice in a Chess Program @Amazon
by btickler 31 minutes ago
12/5/2013 - Too Many Attackers, Too Little Defenders
by pa_kamini 40 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!