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Stalemate is Great

Stalemate is Great

Feb 15, 2016, 7:12 PM 0

I will bluntly say upfront that I'm somewhat annoyed by the new-age notion that stalemate should be eliminated from chess, or that it should count as a win if you force your opponent into stalemate. This is sheer nonsense to me.

Stalemate is an elegant defensive strategy that adds a nice aesthetic to the game.  It offers hope for someone in a lost position and helps keep the player with the winning position honest. Some beautiful swindles have arisen because of the stalemate rule.

If it's not broken, don't fix it...

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