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Can the King be attacked by a pinned piece?

A computer chess game does not permit moving the white King to d2 presumably because it's attacked by the black Knight which I suspect is correct, but the Knight can't actually attack that square ...
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Is it ethical to tell your opponent how you are going to checkmate him?

I play online chess, 3 days per move and i like to tell my opponents how i'm going to checkmate them, if they will never win, so that i won't waste time continuing the game. And I like to be told if i ...
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Is the king actually in check if the attacking piece cannot be moved? [duplicate]

Black was in a position to take a white bishop with the king. The white bishop was protected by a white knight. However, if the white knight was moved it would expose the white king to the black ...
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Can the king capture his attacker?

Can the king get out of check by capturing his attacker? For example, if the queen comes right in front of the king, can the king capture the queen, or must another piece capture the queen?
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Is it possible to castle while checkmate?

I am new to chess gaming; please answer this for me: Is it possible to castle while checkmate? Thanks in advance.
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illegal (?) move can put a king in check?

I was playing a game with a friend online. A situation came up where he put me in check with his bishop, and I moved my rook to block it. His king was on the g file and my rook was on g2. The website ...
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Yusupov - Spiridonov training question

One of the lessons on the Chess.com site uses the Yusupov - Spiridonov match, with Black to play after 1.Nf6+: [fen "5rk1/pb3p1p/1pr5/8/2P1p1N1/qPQ1P3/4B1PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"] 1.Nf6+ The "correct" ...
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Can a pawn put a king in check?

I am only an amateur player, but have been playing for many years. Every now and then I come across people who are adamant that a pawn cannot put a king into check. The last person who I discussed ...
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When is castling possible?

Is castling possible if any of the squares involved in the castling are under attack, or is this a problem only if the squares moved through by the king are under attack and not the ones moved through ...