Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Don't worry about the chess game
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Shaevel)
Date: 1991-04-09, 10:31
In article <1991Apr8.email@example.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Blair) writes:
> > The terminology is wrong (players talk about ``drawn
> > games,'' not ``stalemate games'')
True, but only because the *kind* of draw is usually immaterial. In this
case it is important to find a draw in which few (or no) pieces are captured.
This is best done via a stalemate (i.e. a game in which the player to move
has no legal plays), or, perhaps, pertetual check (or similar repeated
position). A draw in which both sides are left with only a king, for example,
would *not* be a suitable 'drawn game'.
Jeff Shaevel / :-))-: <- drama masks \ email@example.com
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