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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    onlyaman

    Why do I have to be so stupid and promote all my pawns while his king is trapped then I make one stupid mistake and stalemate. Can someone help me so I don't make stupid endgame blunders.

     

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    kco

    Do you know anything about stalemate ? Where a King has no legal move is a stalemate=draw. That what happen in all these games here.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    onlyaman

    kco wrote:

    Do you know anything about stalemate ? Where a King has no legal move is a stalemate=draw. That what happen in all these games here.


    I know. At the end I kind of stop thinking. What can I do so I don't stalemate. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    kco

    Give your enemy king some space so that it can move around until you give the check that make the checkmate.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    shiro_europa

    just pay attention..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    Tnk64ChessCourse

    You need to check for stalemates, see if he has any legal moves in order to avoid it.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    kco

    let look at your last game starting from promoting a queen
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    kco

    on the 64th move ...Qe3 driving to king toward the corner (a8)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    kelgaard

    It's easy to get relaxed and make simple oversights in winning positions - or perhaps you get too eager to finish off your opponent and forget to look for the pitfalls.  What really stinks is that your opponents are getting rewarded for their dumb perseverance.  The next time you play someone who refuses to quit, just take an extra minute to look before you make your move.  In fact, you should wait as long as time allows even you've already decided on your move.  If they want to drag things out, so can you.Wink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    kco

    kelgaard wrote:

    It's easy to get relaxed and make simple oversights in winning positions - or perhaps you get too eager to finish off your opponent and forget to look for the pitfallsAgree with that statement What really stinks is that your opponents are getting rewarded for their dumb perseverance.  The next time you play someone who refuses to quit, just take an extra minute to look before you make your move. Yes In fact, "you should wait as long as time allows even you've already decided on your move.  If they want to drag things out, so can you." Disagreed with that one is "unsportman like" is consider to be rude but not breaking the rule. The best thing to do is to finish off the game with a checkmate in the quickest possible way.


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    vincent_pang

    If you check him, it can't be stalemate.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    AnthonyCG

    I'm guessing he just doesn't know the basic mating patterns.

    http://www.usefulchess.com/tactics/basicmates.htm

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    kco

    vincent_pang wrote:

    If you check him, it can't be stalemate.


     that is true is only when  the opponent turn to move and  if no other pieces (usually pawns) can't make a move nor the king can make a legal move is stalemate.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    polydiatonic

    You should learn some basic mating patterns so that you know what you're trying to do when you get a material advantage.   Try Bobby Fischer teaches chess or use the tactics trainer here.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    orangehonda

    You play well enough during the other parts of the game -- it seems like someone taught you to take away free squares around the enemy king and then checkmate it.  This is good advice which helps beginners not aimlessly check a king around -- but if you follow it too far and take away every square when no other pieces are around it's stalemate. 

    Like Padman said if you became familiar with some mating patterns it would help you out a lot -- the following puzzles are positions from the games you shared.  1, 2, and 3 are mates in one.  The 4th puzzle is from the same game as the 3rd but is a bit harder, it's a mate in 2.  Two different moves lead to mate in 2, but it only lets me have one correct answer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    Take_it_easy_on_me

    haha I had the same incident once as the first one you showed, except I had 4 queens when I stalemated the poor guy. :P

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    kco

    Mr amandeep1 this is a nice game you had is was good. Stick with the turn based for a little while.


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