Friday, 27 December 2013
Stalemate for the win?
But history has changed in this area, as stalemate was once considered the equal of checkmate (as was 'bare king'). The shown position comes from the 9th Century and is given as White to play and win. Assuming that Stalemate wins, can you find a quick victory for White? Is there still a win for White if you had to avoid Stalemate? If you find both, which is more interesting?