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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.
Punters expecting a close encounter may fancy running the rule over the 6/5 posted by Ladbrokes against the opening period ending in stalemate. If that appeals, then bet365's 11/2 for Coventry to win following a drawn first half also catches the eye.
However, after the break it was the visitors goalkeeper Will Puddy who kept the stalemate intact, as he denied both Tony Bird and Craig Steins in a matter of three minutes midway through the half.
I have had several calls about several players in my team and I've made several calls to managers about good players in their team - it's a bit of a stalemate."
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.
DROGHEDA United playmaker Keith Fahey hasn't given up on a top three finish and European football - despite a string of costly stalemates.