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86_Stalemate OTB
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Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move. The rules of chess provide that when stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw (i.e. having no winner). During the endgame, <stalemate> is a resource that can enable the player with the inferior position to draw the game rather than lose. In more complicated positions, <stalemate> is much rarer, usually taking the form of a swindle that succeeds only if the superior side is inattentive. <Stalemate> is also a common theme in endgame studies and other chess problems.

Wikipedia article: Stalemate (check out for more examples!!!)

related topics: Game Collection: 26a_Desperado rook (tactical motifs) ; Game Collection: yy underpromotion = B or R

see also: Game Collection: Endgame: Stalemate ; Game Collection: Stalemate! ; Game Collection: Unique Themes: Stalemate ; Game Collection: Stalemate! ; Game Collection: Missed Opportunities & Misfires ;

Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Eid vs O Husbands, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Fuller vs L G Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Wely vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2016 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 107 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Bodnaruk vs D Charochkina, 2016
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 95 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogoljubov vs E Eliskases, 1939
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

--stale#
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Tanoi vs P W Stuart, 2010 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

QRR sacs for a stunning stale#
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

missed opportunity
Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2016 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2014 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs Karjakin, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

almost RR:RP
M Bluebaum vs D Andreikin, 2017 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

42... Rb7! (43.Rxb7 or else 43...Rxb4=)
Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

QRN sacs 4 stale#
D Bojkov vs J Borisek, 2005 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dominik Horvath vs Sutovsky, 2018 
(D85) Grunfeld, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petursson vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kazarian vs A Haast, 2017 
(B32) Sicilian, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

V S Gujrathi vs Gelfand, 2018 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Schallopp vs W Paulsen, 1888 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

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