stalemate

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stalemate

a chess position in which any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check: in this position the game ends in a draw
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I think not and suggest five steps we might take to break the stalemate and move on.
As a fan, you can take great pleasure from a stalemate - a late equaliser to pinch a point off your local rivals or a stout defensive display to deny an expensively-assembled team from the division above.
What I do know for certain is that whenever a major live TV game ends in a stalemate, bookies spend the next two hours doing cartwheels.
Hills quote only 4-1 about four or more stalemates, but the highscoring nature of the Premier League this season looks to be contributing to the lack of draws.