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taoistlunatic 71 ( +1 | -1 )
stalemate strategy ;) Here is an actual game where black, (the lowest rated player on gameknot) managed to pull off a draw against a much stronger player without moving any pieces besides the king and some pawns...

enda (1473) vs. nsyncluver (584)

1.e4 e6
2.d4 e5
3.d5 Ke7 ...out comes the king on move #3!
4.Nc3 Kc5
5.Nf3 Kc5
6.Bd3 f5
7.0-0 Kb4
8.Nxe5 Kc5
9.Nf7 Kd4
10.Nxd8 Ke5
11.Nf7+ Kd4
12.Nxh8 c5
13.Qh5 Ke5
14.Qxf5+ Kd4
15.Qxf8 Ke5
16.Qxc8 g5
17.Qxb7 d6
18.Qxa8 Kd4
19.Qxb8 Ke5
20.Qxg8 Kd4
21.Qxh7 Ke5
22.Qxa7 Kd4
23.Qa6 Ke5
24.Bxg5 Kd4
25.Nb5+ Ke5
26.Nxd6 Kd4
27.Qc6 Ke5
28.Qxc5 stalemate!

black played nonsense moves, but I think the real embarrassment is the fact that white, with a 1473 rating seemed to forget that checkmate is the object of the game... not capturing all your opponent's pieces and then forcing a draw!
tombro 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Agreed... ...I've run into the occasional situation where underpromotion to a rook is the prudent move. And two queens are trickier than you might think!
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absolutegenius 11 ( +1 | -1 )
rooks i find that rooks are better in the endgame when paired with a queen, not two queens-it's too complicated.
brunetti 15 ( +1 | -1 )
No! The lowest rated player here is my almost-omonimous brunette.