stalemate vs. checkmate

chessnubealex

every time i play chess online and think i beat the computer it says stalemate. i always think its checkmate. what is the differnce between the two

ichabod801
chessnubealex wrote:

every time i play chess online and think i beat the computer it says stalemate. i always think its checkmate. what is the differnce between the two


Stalemate is when your opponent cannot legally move any of their pieces, but their king is not under attack. That's a draw (no one wins)

Checkmate is when your opponent's king is under attack, and they have no legal moves that can stop the attack. That's a win (for you).

anlow

estupid.

Did u put a lemon? JK

 heres my advice. When ur @ the end game and your tring to checkmate ur opponent, make sure u put him in check at the end of every move. then it wont be a stalemate.

chessnubealex

hey anlow!

i dont know you and your adding weird comments to my forums? what is that about but thanks for the advice. i guess?

anyway please refrain from posting dumb coments like "estupid" and "Did you put a lemon"

thanks for the advice ichabod801

anlow

No docter pli

Srry about that. Il c u tommorow in class :P

chessnubealex

again man i dont know you are you gonna stalk me or what

this site is dangorous

dont do what you will regret porque you can get vh1 y tambien eggs

BorgQueen

When finishing off, always always always, ensure you are either checking or your opponent can move.

chessnubealex

thanks for the advice

anlow

thats what I said

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hora-le!!!!

thats what I said.

G-Money11

Yeah, always make sure the opposing king is under attack.  If the king isn't under attack but has nowhere to run, that's a stalemate.  If you're ahead, you don't want this, so before moving in for the win (ftw!) you should always make sure the enemy king is under attack.