A glimmer of hope
The word stalemate is one of the most important chess terms. As the last hope for players defending a lost position, it can turn players games from a loss into a draw. It can cause frustration, happiness, excitement and aesthetic pleasure.
Stalemate is also a common theme in endgame studies and other chess problems. The outcome of a stalemate was standardised as a draw in the 19th century.
In this position White captures the pawn on c7
Black now has a chance to save the game
* And another ending so avoidable
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