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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Punters expecting a conclusive outcome may fancy the look of bet365's 7/2 for the away side to enjoy a one-goal margin of victory and, despite the Owls scoring more home goals than all but two other Championship sides, the stalemate has been well supported.
The mounting tension has sparked fears of a new crisis in Lebanon which came close to civil war last year following a drawn-out political stalemate. -- AFP
He said: "In order to break that stalemate, to increase the capacity, the decision was made to bring many more forces into the south.
Despite the stalemate, Zagreb still hopes to complete accession negotiations by the end of 2009.
O'Neill turned down a fourth Liverpool bid, reputed to be around pounds 15m as the summer-long saga reached stalemate again.
Yet Pearson felt surprised by the stalemate with Villa after the game had the potential to be a high-scoring affair following the whirlwind start at Bolton last week.
Pool, however, kept plugging away and went closest to breaking the stalemate when substitute Steve Rogers saw a powerful strike well saved by Kendall while also clipping the post with a 20-yard free kick.
He argues that America's political institutions encourage stalemate between political actors that fundamentally do not share common interests or values.
The stalemate will soon be ferretted out in the courts on Nov.
On Wednesday, the WTO general council failed again to break the stalemate. Supachai rejected allegations blaming his determination to remain in the WTO race -- despite pressures that he quit -- as the source of the stalemate.
Defence Minister Mr John Spellar yesterday denied the campaign over Kosovo had reached stalemate.
They have been, and are, driven by a "win syndrome" that refuses to accept stalemate, that seeks victory with religious fervor--no matter how long it takes, how many of our resources it diverts to the moloch of militarism, or how totally it transforms America into a secret, repressive, security state....