Why Stalemate Is A No-No!
In an OTB game against my dad, I almost lost all of my pieces; I only had a king and rook. He had 4 passed pawns, a dominating bishop, and a hungry rook. Take a look at the diagram.It was a casual game.
I played ...Rxh4!! and white fell for the stalemate trap (white was my dad, alright? a diagram mistake) and played .gxh4?? 1/2-1/2.
Better was .g5! but I can do Rh1+, Kf2, and keep chasing him till moonlight stalemate.
* Lessons From This Blog *
- Never put your opponent in stalemate!
- If you are in stalemate, leave yourself with no legal moves and survive a draw!
- The above plan requires sacrifices. If you put yourself in a position without anymore stalemate, please do not. Realize that the stalemating pieces should NOT capture your sacrificed pieces.