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  1. Standard member WoodPush
    Pusher of wood
    06 Mar '12 19:25
    Thought I had the rules of chess mastered quite some time back, but now I'm wondering:

    If I have an opponent's piece pinned on their king, is it legal to move my king into an attack from that piece? It's not really moving into check since that piece cannot capture my king -- they have to remove the pin first.

    Is moving my king into an attack by a pinned piece legal?
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    06 Mar '12 19:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    Thought I had the rules of chess mastered quite some time back, but now I'm wondering:

    If I have an opponent's piece pinned on their king, is it legal to move my king into an attack from that piece? It's not really moving into check since that piece cannot capture my king -- they have to remove the pin first.

    Is moving my king into an attack by a pinned piece legal?
    It is a legal move as long as you are not moving into check or through check,
    as may happen in castling.

    P.S. If the game is one you are playing on RHP. You will not be able to make
    an illegal move. So if you want to make that move go ahead and try it.
  3. 06 Mar '12 19:36
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    Thought I had the rules of chess mastered quite some time back, but now I'm wondering:

    If I have an opponent's piece pinned on their king, is it legal to move my king into an attack from that piece? It's not really moving into check since that piece cannot capture my king -- they have to remove the pin first.

    Is moving my king into an attack by a pinned piece legal?
    No!

    Reasoning: if he captures,though his piece is pinned to his king,your king would die first so you lose.
  4. 06 Mar '12 20:26
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    Thought I had the rules of chess mastered quite some time back, but now I'm wondering:

    If I have an opponent's piece pinned on their king, is it legal to move my king into an attack from that piece? It's not really moving into check since that piece cannot capture my king -- they have to remove the pin first.

    Is moving my king into an attack by a pinned piece legal?
    The post above is right, you can't move your king into check regardless of the situation the checking piece is in.