Rykuss wrote:While I appreciate the analogy, greeney, I think that is known as "check mate". I'm not an avid chess player but if you're trapped in a corner and cannot move without losing your king, you've lost.
Nope. It's called a stalemate. If you are in check, it's a checkmate. If it's your move, you aren't in check, and you can't move without committing suicide, then it's a stalemate.