By Karsten Müller
At first it seems to be paradox that a player, who can not move anymore is rewarded with half a point. Indeed there are many other games, where this leads to a loss like Nin Men's Morris or Checkers. But in chess it makes sense as it adds another valuable element to the game. Many defensive techniques are based on this motif and the attacker must be careful to the end:
163.01 Bodnaruk,A (2411) - Girya,O (2457)
ch-RUS Superfinal w 2014 Kazan RUS (9.2), 07.12.20...
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