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I do not understand how you can ask for a rule change. Stalemate is a Stalemate. That is how it is and how it will always be. Maybe you should go back to the basics so you understand the rules. Maybe then you would not seem so surprised over a rule that has always been the same.
look, leave y0ungbl00d31 alone, he admit he made mistake, hopefully he has learn from it. Understanding the stalemate and other chess rules separate the learner and a good chess player. We should understand how upset he was because he had overwhelming materials against a lone king believing that he should have won, we have all been through this when we were learning, so ease off and let play chess.
I think it is kind of funny when I am getting beaten badly and my opponent accidentally creates a stalemate, "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory".
Wow 33 comments in 1 day this thread must be popular.
Why we're at why don't we just change laws to sinse they obviously don't suit you. Rules are their for a reason. You can't just take a persons turn away. Maybe you should take the time to sit down and learn the rules of the game your playing.
Too many people around here never miss an opportunity to insult someone. They seem to have forgotten the joys and sorrows of the beginning chess player.
Nah, I'm a beginner too and it's really not it. It was youngbl00d's self-confident and insulting tone, that makes people want to prove someone wrong. Read the first page, where he calls winning a stalemate position "common sense", tells others to shut up, and exclaims "unbelievable". Don't use strong words if you're not ready to swallow it later. A polite tone makes people much less eager to prove you wrong.
Change the rule? Laughing...that's funny stuff right there.
That is some serious thread necromancy there dude! :)
54. Ke5 should be Qd7#
It was rich. Those who know need say no more.
The game he linked isn't stalemate anyway.
Japanese girl should use another finger.
I AGREE WITH PUCHIKO=A STALE MATE IS WHEN EACH PLAYER IS UNABLE TO MAKE A LEGAL MOVE
Well, you guys can agree with each other as much as you want, but it's sort of like two guys agreeing that the earth is flat--it doesn't change the actual shape of the planet. The rules of chess are quite clear: stalemate occurs when the player whose turn it is to move is not in check, but has no legal move.
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