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  1. 07 Feb '09 23:58
    Is there any possible response to being placed in a double check that is legal, will escape the check and is not played by the king?
  2. 08 Feb '09 00:01
    Only if you count resigning. If you're in double check then you have to move your king.
  3. 08 Feb '09 00:26 / 1 edit
    Double check is the strongest of all checks.

    Even the best defended King must run when hit with a double check.



    1.Rb8 Mate.

    It's one of the great tragedies in chess that there is no such thing as a triple check.
  4. 08 Feb '09 01:39
    I'm just trying to run through positions with en passant that would capture the pawn making the check and then block the second check. But I not seeing it yet.
  5. 08 Feb '09 03:40
    Originally posted by tamuzi
    I'm just trying to run through positions with en passant that would capture the pawn making the check and then block the second check.
    All double checks are discovered checks (I think) and since a pawn moves on a straight line but checks on a diagonal, the pawn moving out from its home square (hence the en passant you talked about) and checking the enemy King could not uncover another attack.
  6. 09 Feb '09 18:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Double check is the strongest of all checks.

    It's one of the great tragedies in chess that there is no such thing as a triple check.
    And if there was such a thing as a triple check, then a great tragedy would be that there's no such thing as a quadruple check!
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Feb '09 18:30
    Originally posted by tamuzi
    I'm just trying to run through positions with en passant that would capture the pawn making the check and then block the second check. But I not seeing it yet.
    It is not possible. The pawn that makes the ep capture must end up a Knight's move away from his own K.
  8. 09 Feb '09 21:15
    An old one - but a good one.

    Name one thing the Queen cannot do that every other Chess piece can?

    If you know the answer give the rest of a the boys a few hours to
    figure it out - though the clue is obvious.
  9. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    09 Feb '09 21:23
    Hm..... To be a man ?
  10. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    09 Feb '09 21:30
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    An old one - but a good one.

    [b]Name one thing the Queen cannot do that every other Chess piece can?


    If you know the answer give the rest of a the boys a few hours to
    figure it out - though the clue is obvious.[/b]
    stand next to an opposing king without putting it in check
  11. 09 Feb '09 21:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by duecer
    stand next to an opposing king without putting it in check
    Edit: I made a stupid post
  12. 09 Feb '09 22:03
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Edit: I made a stupid post
    That never stops me!
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Feb '09 23:53
    Originally posted by duecer
    stand next to an opposing king without putting it in check
    A King also can't do that. Nice try, though.
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Feb '09 00:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    An old one - but a good one.

    [b]Name one thing the Queen cannot do that every other Chess piece can?


    If you know the answer give the rest of a the boys a few hours to
    figure it out - though the clue is obvious.[/b]
    Hmm...here's a different answer than the usual one.

    In a non-checking situation, a Queen cannot have 0 legal moves with less than 3 other pieces of her own color on the board.
  15. 10 Feb '09 12:58
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    In a non-checking situation, a Queen cannot have 0 legal moves with less than 3 other pieces of her own color on the board.
    I can hardly wait to get to my games and put THAT info to good use! 1900, here I come.