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Stallmate Chess. Both players win or both players loose. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-04-20 UTCGood ★★★★
this game's end might be a bit dull, but world peace begins at home!

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2007-04-21 UTC
Maybe you can play this game with something similar to Kriegspiel rules with random starting positions.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-08-02 UTC
I think, this game should have rule that players cannot negotiate. I also invented one variant, wich have special outcome, both players can win. But instead special piece, wich makes this outcome possible, my game can optionally have queen, only variant with queen was tested, and even this variant appeared to defensive (recently i added rule, wich makes captures and sacrifices sometimes obligatory, this was not tested to).
But i like Black's variant (see comment below), it's excellent! I think, another one possible variant is 3-plaers game, unequal armies, one of players trys to prevent piece of 2 other players.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-08-10 UTC
By the way, what is fool's stalemate in standart chess (shortest possible game, finished with stalemate)?

David Paulowich wrote on 2010-08-12 UTC

Samuel Loyd demonstrated a 12-move stalemate in 1906. The following game was played in a junior championship tournament in Sweden.

[Event 'SWE-chJ']
[Site 'Borlange']
[Date '1995.??.??']
[Round '8']
[White 'Upmark, Johan']
[Black 'Johansson, Robin']
[Result '1/2-1/2']
1. c4 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     1/2-1/2

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