Stalemate, Good or Bad?

Mar 12, 2008, 5:47 PM |
Hi and welcome to my blog post. Some of you think stalemate is GOOD, some BAD. Well, the
answer is BOTH. Stalemate can happen to anybody. But what I am going to tell you is when it is good and when it is bad. Say you are winning, and you get into a stalemate. That is bad. Why? It's because you are winning but you end the game in a draw. But when you are losing, it's best to try to get in a stalemate. Why? It's because you are losing and you end the game in a draw. The diagram on the left shows a example of a stalemate. White is the lucky one because he is losing and the game ended in a stalemate but black not so much, because he is winning but he made a terrible mistake of letting the advantage turn into a stalemate. Well thanks for reading this blog post and I hope you learned something about when stalemate is GOOD and when it is BAD.
This blog post was made by Maurissius Winata, the captain of the St. Mark School chess team.