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Old January 16, 2009, 04:27 PM
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entablar
= to enter into (an agreement)
= to strike up (a friendship), to start/begin/initiate (a friendship, a business deal)
= to set up (a game)
= to stalemate (in chess) Thanks, Lee Ying.
   
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Old January 16, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Actually, I think he means........

El juego quedó entablado.
The game ended in a tie.

Tablas/entablado = tied game (or whatever) (one of the meanings)

Has anyone ever heard it used like this before?

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Old January 16, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Oh, I'm sure that is what he meant, too. He particularly mentioned chess, so I introduced him to the correct English translation. Your translation also works other games.
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In the case you're talking about with chess or checkers, I think it is called "stale mate" or draw. It happens in both games but much more often in checkers, i think. El juego quedó entablado. = The game was played to a draw, ended in a stale mate, ended in a draw. There is a difference between a stale mate (neither player has one but no legal moves can be made) and a tie (the score is the same at the end of the game.) Is there a difference in Spanish vocabulary for that? I don't know.

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To tie = empatar
To stalemate = quedar en tablas /entablar.
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