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...zugzwang...sounds like my last affair...
Excellent point BlessedStar!! How could you judge that game without the stalemate rule!? Both sides are stalemated!
"Passing the move" definitely doesn't work!
What do u mean stay,This stupid rule was invented by stupid people who murdered the real chess.
If there were no stalemates, then by definition there wouldn't be draws :P
Hardly. Draw by insufficient material, agreement or repetition are valid draws and have nothing to do with stalemate.
Actually draw by insufficient material often does have something to do with stalemate. Draw by repetition and agreement can have something to do with stalemate. It is safe to say that without the stalemate rule there would be a lot less draws, which some of us think would be a good thing.
If you can take the king, then there wont be check or checkmate ( because why would you say check when you are trying to take the king) and stalemate. It will just defeat the purpose of chess and make it boring.
Hmm. What did they do before that?! (for stalemate)
From the Wikipedia:
Assume that Black is stalemated. Throughout history, a stalemate has at various times been:
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