Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Don't worry about the chess game
From: (Jeff Shaevel)
Date: 1991-04-09, 10:31

In article <>, (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  \
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