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/ˈstālˌmāt/,
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stalemates, plural;
  1. Bring to or cause to reach stalemate
    • - the currently stalemated peace talks
Noun
  1. A position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but cannot move except into check

  2. A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible
    • - the war had again reached stalemate

  1. deadlock: a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
  2. subject to a stalemate
  3. drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
  4. (stalemated) deadlocked: at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions; "the chess game ended with white stalemated"; "the two factions are deadlocked over fringe benefits"
  5. Stalemate is a situation in chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal moves. A stalemate ends the game in a draw. Stalemate is covered in the rules of chess.
  6. "Stalemate" is a song by the English band Ben's Brother from their second studio album, Battling Giants (2009). Released as the album's third single on 26 October 2009, the track originally features Joss Stone, while the single release features Anastacia. ...
  7. The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw; Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss; To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves
  8. (stale•mate) n. A leading cause of divorce.
  9. Term used to describe the deadlock on the Western Front during the First World War.
  10. A stalemate occurs when parties in a dispute are not making progress toward a resolution. Once a stalemate is reached, the parties may be ready for a third party to help them negotiate a settlement.
  11. A stalemate is a standoff; a situation in which neither side can prevail in a conflict, no matter how hard they try. Often parties must reach a stalemate before they are willing to negotiate an end to their conflict.
  12. Draw. The term is probably borrowed from chess. See Stalemate Detection.
  13. (FORTHCOMING); deadlock or countercheck, standoff or standstill, as derived from "unenforceable"; "no second place in war", "die for a tie"; see ARMISTICE, TRUCE, CEASE-FIRE, NEUTRALIZE, EXIT STRATEGY.
  14. The player to move has no legal move and is not in check. This may be because the moves are physically blocked, or because they would expose a royal piece to check. èdeadlock
  15. a situation where there is no possible way out for one or both sides.
  16. no mate, but no possible (legal) moves for one side is stalemate - often occurs with a lone K when the attacking side overlooks the idea e.g. Kf6,Qd6 with K on e8 to move is stalemate. See the handout on Basic Mates.
  17. When neither wrestler can improve his position, wrestling resumes from the starting lines.
  18. When the player whose turn it is to move cannot do so, but is not in check.  The game ends in a draw.
  19. A player is stalemated if he has no valid moves at his disposal, but he also is not in check. The game is drawn in this case.
  20. in employment, forcing an employee to resign by playing possum, in a situation where the employee might have a valid discrimination or First Amendment claim but where, at the same time, the employer might be able to retaliate with prosecution, blacklisting, or some other harmful measure. ...
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