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It was stalemate but the system failed to register it correctly and said that I let the time run out instead of resigning.

Asked by SweChess
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It was stalemate (or patt as we say over here), bec my king wasn't in check and I couldn't move it anywhere or any other piece either, but the system didn't register it and my time counted down to zero and I got a temporary ban bec it said I let the time run out instead of resigning. I feel so powerless bec what can I do?! The normal reaction is to assume that I really can make a move bec my time was counting down, and when I couldn't, I thought that probably the game froze in some way. But now with this experience I know that if the system fails to register a stalemate again, then I'll immediately resign. But for now, what can I do? :O(
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Answered by tamble
Your game was not stalemate. You had the available move hxg7. Which would be met with checkmate after.

Assuming you are talking about this game: lichess.org/1jpHRSPN#80
SweChess commented :
Yeah, you're right; I was so focused on the king that I failed to notice that I could strike with one of my pawns. I apologize for missing that, but it's important to emphasize that I didn't purposely just let the time run out without resigning! Just a mishap, which I hope never will happen again, but at the time I was very tired. Note to oneself: never play chess with a dull and tired brain again, which inevitably leads to a heavily reduced focus. But thanks for pointing out my mistake. :O)
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Answered by SweChess
Yeah, you're right; I was so focused on the king that I failed to notice that I could strike with one of my pawns. I apologize for missing that, but it's important to emphasize that I didn't purposely just let the time run out without resigning! Just a mishap, which I hope never will happen again, but at the time I was very tired. Note to oneself: never play chess with a dull and tired brain again, which inevitably leads to a heavily reduced focus. But thanks for pointing out my mistake. :O)
thechessguy2_0 commented :
This is not an answer. This is a comment. You should have commented instead of answering.
SweChess commented :
Yes, I know, and I've added the same info in a comment now, but there doesn't seem to be a way to remove my comment from the answers; it's only possible to edit it. Pretty frustrating. :O/
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Answered by LDog11
If you like you can set your preferences to show valid moves, then you would have seen the King move if you clicked on the King.
SweChess commented :
I have set it to show valid moves, but since there were no valid ones for the king and I also thought that was the case for both of my pawns, I assumed something was wrong when the system didn't say it was stalemate. But I was mistaken, I really could move one of my pawns by striking one of his.
LDog11 commented :
Ah, yes; things like that do happen.

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