[Retros] The basics of the relationsship between laws and conventions

Seth sethb at panix.com
Thu Jun 12 07:24:55 EDT 2014

Kevin Begley <kevinjbegley at gmail.com> wrote:

> GM Nigel Short asserted that a stalemated player SHOULD earn no half-point
> (that, for the purpose of improving chess game tournaments, the stalemated
> player should be treated equivalent to the checkmated player,

What would the stalemating player get?  If 0.5 points, game theory says
the player about to be stalemated should pay off the other player to
agree to a draw.


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