Today i played a chess game is which at the last time.. Its my chance I have only one soldier which can not move it is stucked and my king left. But my king can move only a single block without getting check but in another chance i had to put back my king as its precious block. And its repeat itself finally i have to repeat that move 8-9 times. My king move a side and in another chance i have to put it back as another side its on loop.

I was confused , in last , opponent made his queen by replacing soldier in 7 moves and after 2-3 moves he checkmate me. But i had to repeat my chance at least 8-9 time forward and backword no another move was available its like my king stuck within 2 blocks .

Can anyone explain this type of condition is it stalemate or anything else.?

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    If you can make any legal move, then it's never stalemate. In the case you seem to be describing your pieces were probably just stuck. While not very fun, it has nothing to do with stalemate. – Scounged Dec 28 '18 at 20:05
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    Can you post a diagram of the situation you are describing? It would better explain your situation. – Wais Kamal Dec 29 '18 at 6:51

What you call "soldiers" are pawn.

And as long as you can make a legal move (with any piece), it's not a stalemate.

A stalemate is when, during your turn, you cannot make any legal move (so you cannot keep playing).

  • Yes i mean "soldiers" are pawn. Ok i got this but i have a single legal move with king but in next move i had to put it back and this repeats several times. I had to put my king forward and backward in every move i had to do same.So what can we call this situation.? – Naman Gupta Dec 29 '18 at 5:29
  • It has no name. Usually if the situation repeats itself 3 times then it may end in a stalemate by threefold repetition. But not every situation has a name – user32204 Dec 29 '18 at 13:12

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