Author: Sam Loyd

Samuel Loyd (1841 – 1911), born in Philadelphia and raised in New York City, was an American chess player, chess composer, puzzle author, and recreational mathematician. As a chess composer, he authored a number of chess problems, often with interesting themes. At his peak, Loyd was one of the best chess players in the US and was ranked 15th in the world, according to

Can you design a chess game which ends up with a stalemate in the 10th move?

One possible game is:

1. h4 h5
2. c4 a5
3. Qa4 Ra6
4. Qxa5 Rah6
5. Qxc7 f6
6. Qxd7 Kf7
7. Qxb7 Qd3
8. Qxb8 Qh7
9. Qxc8 Kg6
10. Qe6