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===The end of the game===
The A chess game ends either with one player may end in a number of ways.*'''Checkmate''': The winning by checkmating player checkmates his opponent's kingKing (see below).*'''Resignation''': The losing player, or by the loser resigningfacing an inevitable future checkmate, signified ''resigns'' rather than play out an extended series of hopeless moves. A player may indicate resignation by toppling his king over instead of movingon its side. *'''Loss on Time''': In games with a time limit, or a player may lose by failing to make a time control, causing his clock to run out.*'''Draw''': The game may end in a draw with , in which case neither player winningwins.
====Checkmate====
Checkmate is achieved when the following conditions are met.
* The King is ''in check''; that is, it is directly attacked by an opponent's piece. (Check)
* Every square that the King can move to is also attacked by an opponent's piece.
* The Piece that is attacking the King cannot be captured.
* Another Piece cannot be moved in interposed between to cut off the attack on attacking piece and the Kingto block the check.When the a King is checkmated, The the game is over, and the player who checkmated initiating the other player's king checkmate is the winner.
====Draw====
There are several ways that the game can end in a draw. One of these *'''Stalemate''': A player is stalematesaid to be ''stalemated'' when he cannot make a legal move, which and is described belownot in check. Additionally, the *'''Draw by agreement''': The players can mutually agree to a draw. In competitive chess, or a draw can be claimed if each player may make a draw offer after he has made fifty consecutive moves without a pawn his move or a capture, or but before he has started his opponent's clock.*'''Draw by repetition''': Either player may claim a draw if the same position has appeared on the board three times. The three occasions need not be consecutive=====Stalemate=====A *'''50 move rule''': Either player is stalemated when he cannot make may claim a legal draw if fifty moves have transpired without a capture or a pawn move, and is not in check.
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