How To: Avoid loosing a chess game by stalemating

Avoid loosing a chess game by stalemating

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk ponders the question in this chess video tutorial, "Should White resign or play on?" This chess example that will get you on your way to being a Grandmaster yourself is from a study in 1922 by Kraemer.

Should White resign, or can he still draw this chess endgame? Here, you find that White can save the game, by acquiring a stalemate.

Wikipedia states that a stalemate is a situation in chess where the player whose turn it is to move has no legal moves but is not in check. Stalemate ends the game, with the result a draw. Often during the endgame the player who is behind in material seeks stalemate in order to avoid losing the game

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Study

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