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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GLEN JOHNSON slammed the state of the Anfield pitch after Liverpool endured a frustrating FA Cup stale mate with Blackburn at Anfield.
STALE MATE: Wallsend BC (green scrip) were held to a goalless draw bt FC Morpeth in the Northumberland Youth League's Gray Division Picture STEVE MILLER WALL TO PLAY FOR: more action from the goalless draw between Wallsend BC and FC Morpeth PICTURE STEVE MILLER
The longer the game lacked a telling touch in the penalty area, a stale mate looked certain - until Rowe pounced brilliantly seven minutes from the finish.