stale mate

@rave883 (140)
India
December 18, 2006 7:13am CST
what is stale mate????
4 responses
• United States
16 Jan 07
First point: The King may not move into check, which is why one may not "castle" the King and Rook if i would take the King through a space that would put it in check. Therefore, if there are no other legal moves by any other piece, and any move the King would make would put it in check, this is stalemate. To reiterate .. none of the other pieces can have a legal move. If one of them does, this is not stalemate. The easiest way for stalemate to occur is if all the other pieces are pawns and they cannot advance because they are blocked by an opponent's piece. Stalemate can also occur if the player has only a King and the opponent has not been careful and has moved his pieces into positions where all the surrounding spaces will put the King into check, but the King is not in check where it is.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Since I do not know how to add a photo to a comment, let me just say if you access my photos, you will see an example of stalemate on a chess board. Of course, if you want to respond and tell me how to add a photo to a comment, then I can figure this out in the future and make more interesting posts.
@theone3nu (598)
• India
16 Jan 07
stale mate means opponent king has no step to make next except ownly he presently there. it results draw.
@remysez (76)
• India
28 Dec 06
Stalemates da only option sometimes to end a game in ur favour in crammped situtaions....wen u know ur opponent has a better chance of winning if otherwise
• Italy
18 Dec 06
I don'understand