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Chess Stalemates: How to Avoid a Draw in Chess

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 3 min read

In chess, a stalemate occurs when a player is unable to move and forces a draw. Since it yields only minimal points, you should avoid a stalemate whenever possible. Fortunately, you can foresee a possible stalemate and prevent it from happening.