stalemate vs. checkmate

  • #1

    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

  • #2
    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).

  • #3

    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.

  • #4

    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

  • #5

    No docter pli

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

  • #6

    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

  • #7

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

  • #8

    thanks for the advice

  • #9

    thats what I said

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hora-le!!!!

    thats what I said.

  • #10

    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.

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