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[ Chess Kings Remain ]


Keyword Query: Chess Kings Remain
Interpretation:
You want to know what happens when only Kings remain on the Chessboard.

The simple answer, to this, is that the game suddenly ends in a Draw (more formally known as "Stalemate").

There are two reasons for this ...

First, Kings cannot be captured and removed from the Board.

But, second - and most significant of all - Kings CANNOT attack each other. Therefore, if only Kings remain on the Board, even if the yearning was there, neither could legally deliver the killer blow.

The following graphic shows Black King's movement options decrease (shown by the highlighted green squares), as the White King steps as close as he can legally get:

KQA - Stalemate Moves - Only Kings Remain

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