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Move

stalemate - piece captures [A00]


1. e3

with piece captures

1... a5

http://www.inficad.com/~ecollins/chess.htm Sam Lloyd

2. Qh5 Ra6 3. Qxa5 h5 4. Qxc7 Rah6 5. h4 f6 6. Qxd7+ Kf7 7. Qxb7 Qd3 8. Qxb8 Qh7 9. Qxc8 Kg6

 totally different if black's 7th move was Qxb8 and so a black has a pawn left on b7 at the end - so it would not be stalemate

10. Qe6

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Move

stalemate - no piece captures [A40]


1. d4 e5

no piece captures !! http://www.inficad.com/~ecollins/chess.htm

2. Qd2 e4 3. a4 a5 4. Qf4 f5 5. h3 Qh4 6. Qh2 Bb4+ 7. Nd2 d6 8. Ra3 Be6 9. Rg3 Bb3 10. c4 c5 11. f3 f4 12. d5 e3

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Move

stalemate - no piece captures mk 2 [A41]


1. d4 d6

said (from a newsgroup reference http://www.britannica.com/ seo/s/sam-loyd) to have been composed on his 60th birthday

2. Qd2 e5 3. a4 e4 4. Qf4 f5 5. h3 Be7 6. Qh2 Be6 7. Ra3 c5 8. Rg3 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 Bh4 10. f3 Bb3 11. d5 e3 12. c4 f4

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Move

stalemate - oxford companion to chess [A41]


you might think white is winning handily - but in fact black has a stalemate "threat"

1. a7 Kc8

draw by stalemate - white cannot move at all (and is NOT in check)

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Move

stalemate - oxford companion to chess [A41]


1. Kc8

stalemate - white didn't HAVE to stalemate black but the position was theoretically drawn anyway since both pawns are very safe from capture. And even if white plays badly and loses her/his pawn, can guite easily draw (knowing a little about what to do.)

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Move

stalemate - oxford companion pawn march [A41]


1. Kd6 Kb8 2. Kc5 Kc8 3. Kb5 Kd7 4. Kc5 Kc8 5. Kb5 Kd7 6. Kc5 Ke6 7. Kc4 Kd6 8. Kb5 Kd5 9. Kb4 Kd6 10. Kc4 Ke5 11. Kc5 Ke6 12. Kb5 Kd6 13. Kc4 Ke5 14. Kb5 Kd5 15. Ka5

?? should go back to b4 but this is to show white making quite a few mistakes (and still drawing)

15... Kc5

! - if black had moved ..Kc4 then white saves the pawn since black would be out-of-step

16. Ka4

only move

16... Kxb6 17. Kb4 Kc6 18. Kc4 b6 19. Kb4 b5 20. Kc3 Kc5 21. Kb3 b4 22. Kc2

I (Keith) like to move the King straight back and keep the Kings "opposing" each other - it's easier to remember, though this works fine too.

22... Kc4 23. Kb2

Kc1 would be a terrible blunder - there will be a next example of that

23... b3 24. Kb1 Kc3 25. Kc1 b2+

in this type of K and Pawn endgame - if you see that you push the pawn with a check on the 2nd rank - you can only draw, so lose a tempo somewhere (or gain one - whichever), this is for when you are calculating many moves before this position.

26. Kb1 Kb3

stalemate - there was nothing else useful to do.

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Move

pawn march lost - Keith [A41]


1. Kc1

a terrible blunder - the correct choice was Kb2

1... Kb3 2. Kb1 Ka3 3. Ka1

and now black can gain that one tempo with a pawn move, if for example it were white to move now the position would be drawn.

3... b3 4. Kb1 b2

getting to the 2nd rank without checking the King

5. Kc2 Ka2

best move, only move that wins

6. Kc3 b1=Q

and forces checkmate

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Move

Paulsen - Metger [A41]

1888


This position appeared in the game Paulsen-Metgerin Nuremberg 1888

1. Bb8

Kc6 or Kc7 or Kc8 stalemate instantly

1... Kxb8 2. Kc6 Kc8 3. b7+ Kb8 4. Kb6

stalemate

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Move

Najdorf - Kotov [A41]

1948


Najdorf-Kotov, Saltsjobaden interzonal tournament 1948

1. Ke6 Kh8 2. Kf6 Kg8 3. g7 Kh7 4. Kf7

stalemate, note that black is blocked by her/his own pawn - see the next game which is the same starting position minus this blocking pawn

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Move

win not stalemate - Black [A41]


1. Ke6 Kh8 2. Kf6 Kg8 3. g7 Kh7 4. Kf7 Kh6 5. g8=Q

stalemate ???? - no, black can move by capturing the pawn

5... Kxh5 6. Qg3 Kh6 7. Qg6+

or could have moved Qh4 and checkmate, note that Qh3 would NOT be checkmate

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Move

shock stalemate - part A [A41]


the only move that saves black, white has to choose between 'accepting' the stalemate and losing

1... Qb6+

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Move

shock stalemate - part B [A41]


1... Qb6+ 2. Kd7

?? should have 'accepted' the stalemate

2... Qxa5 3. Bd5 Qc3 4. Ke6

trying to guide the pawn home

4... Qh3 5. Ke5 Qh5 6. Ke6 Kc7 7. f6 Qe8+

guarding the 8th rank

8. Kf5 Kd6

the King is a fighting piece

9. Bf3 Qe6+ 10. Kg6 Qe8+ 11. Kg7

still trying to push that pawn and get a Q v Q game

11... Ke6 12. Bd5+ Kd7 13. f7 Qe5+ 14. Kg6 Qd6+

and this likely is drawn - see part C

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Move

shock stalemate - part C [A41]


1... Qb6+ 2. Kd7

should have 'accepted' the stalemate

2... Qxa5 3. Ke6 Qb6+ 4. Kf7 Qd4 5. Bb1

Bc2 would have been met by..Qc4 checking the King and winning the Bishop

5... Qd5+ 6. Kf8 Qb3

forking b-pawn and Bishop

7. f6 Qxb1 8. f7

black's prob lem is of course to dig the white King out but stop the pawn from Queeing - which would result in a draw

8... Qxb7 9. Kg8 Qd5 10. Kg7 Qg5+ 11. Kh8 Qf5

cannot take the pawn - stalemate

12. Kg7 Qg5+ 13. Kh8 Qf5 14. Kg7

having any other pawn would lose the game for white (the Bishop pawn is the only one that contains the stalemateoption

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Move

shock stalemate - part D [A41]


1... Qb6+ 2. Kd7

stalemate was the better option for black

2... Qxa5 3. Ke6 Qd8 4. Kf7

trying to quide the pawn down

4... Qg5 5. Ke6 Qf4 6. Bh1 Qe3+ 7. Kf7 Qf2+ 8. Kg7 Qg1 9. Bf3 Qd4+ 10. Kh7 Qh4+ 11. Kg8 Qf6 12. Be4 Qe6+ 13. Kf8 Qxe4 14. g7 Qf3+ 15. Ke8 Qc6+ 16. Kf7 Qxb7+ 17. Kf8 Qf3+ 18. Ke7 Qe4+ 19. Kf8 Qf5+ 20. Ke8 Qe6+

always covering the queening square

21. Kf8 Qf6+ 22. Kg8

now black has a 'free' move - since the King's help is needed

22... Kc8 23. Kh7 Qf7 24. Kh6 Qf6+ 25. Kh7 Qf5+ 26. Kh6 Qg4 27. Kh7 Qh5+ 28. Kg8 Kd7 29. Kf8 Qe8+

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Move

stalemate with captures - not quite [A41]


1. Qe6

is this stalemate ?? no - black can move a pawn (the b-pawn) 

1... c6



2. Bd3+



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Move

Upmark, J. - Johansson, R. [A10]

Swedish Junior Champoionship 1995 ?


1. c4

reference netchessnews 2001 http://httpcity.com/ncn/ (Paul Broekhuyse who quoted David Barr who posted on rec.games.chess.misc and David asked "Does anyone know the story behind this game? A stalemate in 10 moves. From the bizarre moves made by both players, it looks like they had all of the moves planned beforehand."

1... h5 2. h4 a5 3. Qa4 Ra6 4. Qxa5 Rah6 5. Qxc7 f6 6. Qxd7+ Kf7 7. Qxb7 Qd3 8. Qxb8 Qh7 9. Qxc8 Kg6 10. Qe6

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