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Have you ever played a serious game of CHESS, that ended in a STALEMATE?

It happened to me, ONCE, in the summer of 1976 (I was 26, at that time).

I was returning to Denver on a non-stop Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Chicago (8+ hours), seated next to a German girl of around 20+. Her English was as bad as my German, so we just smiled at each other a lot, until she reached inside her purse and pulled out a "Schach" board and without saying a word, suggested we play a game.

Our game lasted most of the flight, and ended in a stalemate.

To this day, I believe she "engineered" it that way, because most German kids routinely play "Schach," and very well, indeed.

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Many of the games I played ended in stalemate. Maybe that is because my game is too defensive.

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I've only played a handful of games in my life, and that was 30 years ago.
As I recall, one did end in a stalemate.


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Kravenhead
2992 day(s) ago
If I remember correctly, I was playing someone that was as inexperienced as I was, and felt disappointed that neither of us had won. It seemed like a lot of time and effort, for little reward. Had I been playing against an experienced player, I think I would have been happy for a tie.... it's not as good as a win, but for a rookie.... not bad.

MENSANgone
2993 day(s) ago
A weird feeling when it happened, I bet...

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