Questions relating to the rules of chess

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Promoting a pawn

When a pawn reaches the opposing side it can be promoted. Given that the most advantageous choice of promotion is to a Queen I have 3 questions. Does this mean that the newly promoted piece (e.g. ...
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Do you get an extra turn when you promote your pawn?

Once you e promoted your pawn do you get a second move to move it out of danger? Or do you still only get the promotion as your move and it becomes the opponents move?
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Valid claim for a draw in a blitz game?

Following situation occurred in my last tournament: It was a 5 min blitz game without time increment. My opponent didn't have any material left. I touched my rook and wanted to place it on the ...
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Was this considered a stalemate?

I'm new at chess and still learning the rules. The other day I was playing a friend of mine, and it got to the point where I had only my king and queen and he had only his king and bishop. I forgot ...
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According To fide rules, what should happen in this situation

In a last round tie between 2 players fighting for top seed in a competition here is what happened. White had 18 sec on his clock and black had 26sec. Black was winning. At move 56, black made a pawn ...
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Why does a touched piece not have to move in online play?

There is a rule of playing the game of chess that a touched piece of one's own should be the one to move. I have always been taught by professional trainers from early childhood that this is the ...
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What are the rules for pawn wars?

I ask about the exact rules for the chess variant known as pawn wars. The starting position contains only pawns which move exactly like in chess and the first to promote wins. [FEN "8/pppppppp/8/8/8/...
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En Passant - Usage after one or more move(s)

I was playing chess on an app against a computer, and I could make an en passant after a move from me and the computer. [FEN ""] 1.e4 h5 2.e5 f5 3.a4 a5 4.exf6 exf5 {Ignore the weird ...
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Initial position with board “reflected”

The rule says that the a1 (and consequently the h8) square must be black, in other words, the leftmost square of the first row of each player must be black. With this the kings stay at the right side ...
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It is possible to mate enemy king if this would put your king in check? [duplicate]

When thinking about if you can do some move, you look if your king will be attacked. This would lead to a recursion, but actually dont, since you it doenst matter if this enemy piece would be able to ...
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No writing down moves in advance of making, or in advance of completing

Per FIDE rules, I must not write down moves "in advance". Does this mean: in advance of making, or in advance of completing? Today I have seen a strange ruling as a spectator. A young player made a ...
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Pawn promotion to queen of the other color

A Black pawn reached the end of board and Black himself picked it up and placed a White queen on the board. He removed his hand from the piece. I am not concerned with 'the spirit of the game' but ...
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CHECK alert in Chess by opponent?

Suppose A and B are playing chess game A moves knight which is between king of A and Rook of B. Then automatically A's king gets check At that time can B kill the king and win OR B need to alert A ...
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Is it true that at any time only one piece can put king in check

I am writing a simple chess game in which I have to determine the end game conditions. My algorithm requires the piece that is putting the opponent king in check, and checks the following: King ...
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Is it illegal to write clock time in the score sheet during tournaments?

I have the habit of noting the clock time near my moves in tournament. I've been doing this for years now, but today a friend told me it is illegal according to FIDE. I wonder what is the regulation ...
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Can a player play on more than one team in the USATE?

Can a Chess Player play on more than one team either as a regular player or as an "alternate" in the USATE 2016?
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Castling, is it necessary to take it?

I've got a simple question, that I'm having difficulty finding an answer for... If it is possible to do castling (I know the conditions for it), and I decide to move the king to the tile where it ...
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Automatic draw rules

In developing a computer chess program, would it be reasonable to automatically declare a draw match for these two scenarios: A. Player 1 has a king and a knight, player 2 has only a king left. B. ...
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Discovered check when winning [duplicate]

Is it ok to put your own king in discovered check as you take the other king? (Does the taking of the other king even count as a move, or is the checkmate the last move?) Edit: When thinking about it,...
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Outcome of a game in case of an illegal checkmate

Suppose that, in an amateur rapid play tournament (where supervision is inappropriate), the following position appears: [fen "5K2/8/1q6/1N1k4/8/8/8/2R1R3 w - - 1 1"] 1. Re5+? Qc5+? {illegal} 2. Rxc5#...
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Question on promoting pawns to queens

If you have two queens (original and one promoted) on board and the original queen is captured....can you promote your next pawn at the eight rank to queen again?
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Is Pawn Promotion obligatory?

Acc. to Wikipedia, When a pawn advances to the eighth rank, as a part of the move it is promoted..." This doesn'clear whether I am obliged to make this move if I am at eighth rank or it's over me?
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How much can I castle? [duplicate]

I was learning to play chess on my computer. I have learned approximately all the rules but one rule stays vague for me thus far. My questions are though clear, I am putting them separated below ...
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why is the definition of check not circular

If you want to determine whether a player is in check I think you would: 1.1) determine every legal move of the opposition; 1.2.) determine whether such a move threatens our king (i.e. could 'take' ...
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When en-passant is the only legal move

Consider the following position: 8/7p/5K1k/8/7p/7P/5PP1/8 w - - 0 1 1. g4 hxg3 White plays g2-g4. The only legal move is hxg3. I heard someone say that since the en passant capture is optional, ...
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A piece was knocked down during a blitz game

I was playing a blitz game which was not part of a tournament or something but there was some bets, which were not significant at all, just to add some more spice to the game. However at some point I ...
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When is the right time to offer a draw according to the FIDE OTB rules

Is there any FIDE rule to say when is the right time to offer a draw? To be more clear, shall I offer a draw when my clock is going or I should offer if my opponent's clock is running? In this ...
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Drawing rules for time loss

Let's say we have a few situations. White has all their pieces (hypothetically) and black has only: N+K B+K N+N+K If white were to run out of time, would each of these situations be a draw due to ...
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Timer expired suggestions

I am developing a computer based game. I am aware some of different official timer expiration rules. But I want to make the following simple rule when the timer expired. After player one has made ...
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How to deal with people getting help on board

We all had this situation where our opponent have this fide master friend and just happen to stand next to him, whisper him things while pointing your chessboard. I've never had the guts to call it ...
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Mate vs timeout

I've read about the "mate prevail thing" here : Mate Prevails - Chess Rule but I couldn't get a clear view on one odd point. I get that the mate move prevail, but if you couldn't do it before the ...
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What would happen if I touch two different pieces with each hand at same time?

For example, I touch my king with the left hand and my queen with the right hand at the same time. Regarding the rules, I must move a touched piece, so what would happen in this case? Could I choose ...
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Castling rule clarification

A quote from Wikipedia for castling rule: the squares between the king and the rook involved are unoccupied What if the squares are not occupied at this instance but an opponent piece was there ...
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What happens if a player mistakenly thinks they have been checkmated?

A quote from Wikipedia: The objective is to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Suppose two players (A and B) play the game using the old ...
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Extra time, how much? - Pull the clock of an opponent

Today at the local tournament I noticed this. It was my turn - my opponents clock was running. It turned out to be this way. My opponent had pulled the time control of his neighbor, accidently. We ...
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Can you capture a pawn en passant with a king?

Friend right now is trying to en passant me with a king. I'm saying that its not legal. He won't believe me. He is saying that any opposing piece can capture the en passant pawn.
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The 50 Move Rule

Can the fifty move counter be increased after white's move? I thought that it could only be increased if both white and then black had not moved a pawn nor captured a piece that qualified for a whole ...
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Confusion about Touch and move rule

I accidentally touched my bishop and opponent's "Knight", while reaching for my queen during a game, almost simultaneously. Am I forced to take the opponent's piece?
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What are the possible results of a game?

What is the range of possible results of a chess game? I am asking this question, because I am developing an XML schema for recording chess games; sort of like an XML version of PGN, and I need a way ...
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Why by tournament instead of by game?

When you go to a chess tournament, why is your rating calculated by your tournament performance instead of how most internet chess servers do it? Why don't they adjust the rating by game? What is the ...
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Both flags fallen: Draw?

Suppose both players have 0 seconds left on the clock, but the clock indicates that the flag of player B has fallen first, which is claimed by Player A. Player A has enough material to mate his ...
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Can I promote to a queen twice?

I am confused about pawn promotion. If I promote two different pawns, can I promote them both to a queen?
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Draw, or discovered check

It's my move. All I have is a king. The opponent has a rook and a queen. I can't move without going into check. Is this a draw?
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Why does the game end at checkmate and not upon taking the king? [duplicate]

Ever since I was a kid this has felt kind of odd to me. Victory in chess is achieved by "cornering" the king, and not by taking him outright, like what you do to all the other pieces. I always ...
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Can I resign if my opponent only has his King?

Well, obviously if my opponent has only a King, I cannot lose...either a win or a draw. Suppose I also have a Queen(Forced win). However suppose I want to lose (maybe I am winning and want to grant ...
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must chess pieces be within a square?

In lightning chess must pieces be moved so they are completely within a square? If not then how much overlap is allowed? If my opponent breaks this rule do I stop the clock and call the DOP?
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Moving a piece out of the way for check

I was recently told you cant move a piece out of the way of a second piece to allow the second piece to put the other player in check. Example- I have my queen, my castle and their king in a row. I ...
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Where exactly in the Fide handbook can you find the hand shaking rule?

So I was wondering where is it located, in the fide handbook, the rule that you have to shake hands with your opponent. I know it exists, especially since the Cheparinov-Short case some time ago, I ...
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How can I play?

Can someone please just tell me how all of the pieces move? I always get the castles and the priests mixed up, but I know one of them makes an "L" or a backwards "L". Thank you for your underatanding.
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Clarification on changed rules of getting rating from FIDE

As of July 2014 FIDE states 7.14c The condition of a minimum of 5 games need not be met in one tournament. Results from other tournaments played within consecutive rating periods totalling not more ...