I analyzed the image and this is what I see. Open an appropriate link below and explore the position yourself or with the engine: > **White to play**: [chess.com](https://chess.com/analysis?fen=8/R7/3k4/2p1N3/2B1K3/2P5/PP6/8+w+-+-+0+1&flip=true&ref_id=23962172) | [lichess.org](https://lichess.org/analysis/8/R7/3k4/2p1N3/2B1K3/2P5/PP6/8_w_-_-_0_1) > **Black to play**: It is a stalemate - it is Black's turn, but Black has no legal moves and is not in check. In this case, the game is a draw. It is a critical rule to know for various endgame positions that helps one side hold a draw. You can find out more about Stalemate on [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalemate). --- ^(I'm a bot written by ) [^(u/pkacprzak )](https://www.reddit.com/u/pkacprzak) ^(| get me as ) [^(Chess eBook Reader )](https://ebook.chessvision.ai?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=bot) ^(|) [^(Chrome Extension )](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chessvisionai-for-chrome/johejpedmdkeiffkdaodgoipdjodhlld) ^(|) [^(iOS App )](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1574933453) ^(|) [^(Android App )](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ai.chessvision.scanner) ^(to scan and analyze positions | Website: ) [^(Chessvision.ai)](https://chessvision.ai)


It's black's turn. Black is not in check. Black does not have any legal moves. That's stalemate.


Thanks for the help, (I’m learning) what makes the black king not have any legal moves?


Any of the seven moves available to the black king puts it in jeopardy: xe5, captured by white king e6, taken by bishop e7, d7, c7, all taken by rook d5, taken by white king or bishop c6, taken by knight. There is no safe square to which the black king can move. Oh yeah, and the black pawn is blocked from moving. That's part of the stalemate. If it could move anywhere, there is no stalemate.


If it’s your turn to move, none of your pieces can physically move and any king move will get it in check, then that’s stalemate. In your example, the pawn cannot move. The king could physically move, but any of those moves would be a check for the opponent which is illegal in chess.


It's stalemate, black has no legal moves.


I'm gonna start spreading wild misinformation about the rules of chess on these posts.


If white doesn't move their a pawn by move 50 the game ends in a draw.


Black’s king is not in check and cannot move any of their pieces (pawn stuck, king can’t move into check)


This should be posted on r/chessbeginner


Reset the counter


You cant move any pieces. Come on broski


Your post was removed by the moderators: Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess **[FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq)** and/or **[Online Resources](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/resources)** pages. Here is the relevant section: **[What is a stalemate, and why is it not a checkmate?](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq#wiki_what_is_a_stalemate.2C_and_why_is_it_not_a_checkmate.3F)** A stalemate happens when your opponent has no legal moves to make on his/her turn, but is also not directly in check. It is **not** considered a checkmate, since the prerequisite for a checkmate is that your opponent must be in check in the first place! In chess, you win when your opponent is in check and has no legal moves to get out of check (checkmate). In stalemate, you've only fulfilled half of that definition. In this case, you do not win -- the game is unconditionally declared a draw! Stalemate is a very important rule that **will not be changed**, no matter how many impassioned letters you write to your local chess federation. It is a pattern that helps define specific endgame drawing techniques, and is critical to learn. To avoid stalemates, try to continually deliver checks until mate, or ensure that your opponent's king has a move until you can set up a mate. There are some lessons on identifying stalemate on [Lichess](https://lichess.org/learn#/16). The official definition of *stalemate*, per the [USCF rulebook](http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/chessrules/US_Chess_Rule_Book_Chapters_1_2_11_v7.0.pdf): > A game is drawn when the king of the player to move is not in check **and** that player has no legal move. This type of draw is called stalemate. Providing that the opponent’s previous move is legal, this immediately ends the game. You can read the full [rules of /r/chess here](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/rules).


because black king cannot move