I'm not a chess guy but...

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  1. ayeying macrumors 601

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    #1
    Isn't this game suppose to "White wins!"? Pretty sure the black king is stuck, so the white calls checkmate...
     

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I'm not a good chess player myself, but as it seems, you have got the black king in a check mate with your pawn and queen, as the only two ways the black king can move gets him deeper into trouble.

    But isn't there a move called "Rochade", where you can exchange the tower with the king?
    That would at least move the black king out of the check, but would never get Black to win in one move.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The queen is in the way... white won. The computer cheated by just saying black won!
     
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    So in order to use the Rochade move, there has the be no one in between the tower and the king, is that right?
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    It looks like White won. The pawn was in place and the Bishop checked.

    I believe that what you are referring to is Castling.

    You can have a King side or Queen side castle. Here are the rules:

     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    white won by check mate
    how did the comp say black wins?
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Also, if my history serves me correctly you can't perform the 'Castling' while in check.
     
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    Thanks for the information, sushi.

    Where I come from, we have french terms for some moves, so the term "Castling" is alien to me.
    I know that move as "Rochade", but wasn't aware of the specific rules of no one being between king/queen and tower.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, I see. Learn something everyday! Now I know "Castling" and "Rochade" are the same. Cool! :cool:

    As you can see, there are quite a few rules that must be met before you can castle.

    Fun to block an opponent's castle via them moving across a square that would put the King in check. :)
     

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