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Questions tagged [perpetual]

For questions related to perpetual check, especially as a way of drawing a game.

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A rook up, can black end the checks and thereby win (LiChess.org puzzle 74754)?

A LiChess.org puzzle ends at this position with white to move. Apparently, black has a win here, but running through moves with LiChess's Stockfish, I can't seem to figure out how to end the checks. ...
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Using the diagonal in perpetual queen checks?

There exists a heuristic that recommends checking from the diagonals (using a queen) in order to get a perpetual. This, I expect, is a rule that is meant for the worse player in queen and pawn ...
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What should I do when my opponent and I are “chasing” each other around?

I think this is a very noob mistake, but bear with me. Sometimes I run into a situation where my opponent and I "chase" each other around, repeatedly checking the king and escaping the check by ...
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Is it ethical to force a draw via perpetual check? [duplicate]

I was playing this game. I was white. We reached a point where my opponent could checkmate me in one move (by moving Rook to C1) but I forced him to a draw by stating that I would constantly check him ...
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What is perpetual check?

I know that there is 6 types of draws including mutual agreement, stalemate, insufficient material, 3 move repetition and the fifty move rule, but I do not know what is perpetual check.
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Chess challenge #8: British knockout championship

The British Knockout championship is taking place now as a warm-up to the London Chess Classic that starts this Friday. There have been very interesting games (especially the ones played by Nicholas ...
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He has two queens. I have one. Is it proper chess etiquette to check him non stop just to avoid losing?

I am losing a game. My only option is to check my opponent non stop. I have no chance to checkmate him. I am only hoping to force a draw. Is this proper chess etiquette?