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  1. Subscriber gregsflat
    William Penn's gaze
    19 Aug '09 14:15
    Game 6352863
    Note: this game is in progress, please offer no opinions in regard to possible moves or winning and losing.

    I thought I could move Queen to H6. and take the pawn, because oponents knight is blocking check from my rook, therefore couldn't move to H6. the game won't let me do that. (it turns pink).

    This was move 71B, I was in check. I wanted to take his pawn, thinking his knight was not able to leave its position because it left his king in check.

    I guess that exposing my king to any possible move that would have it taken, takes priority over moving a piece if it allows your king to be put into check.
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    19 Aug '09 14:21
    Originally posted by gregsflat
    Game 6352863
    Note: this game is in progress, please offer no opinions in regard to possible moves or winning and losing.

    I thought I could move Queen to H6. and take the pawn, because oponents knight is blocking check from my rook, therefore couldn't move to H6. the game won't let me do that. (it turns pink).

    This was move 71B, I was in check ...[text shortened]... have it taken, takes priority over moving a piece if it allows your king to be put into check.
    The queens were swapped on move 30, you mean the king. You cannot move into check, suppose instead of checkmate the objective was to take the king, then after 71. ... Kh6 your opponent would have 72. Nxh6 winning, the discovered check wouldn´t matter as your king would already have perished, which is why you cannot move into check even if the checking piece is in an absolute pin like in your game.
  3. 19 Aug '09 14:28 / 1 edit
    Sorry - mispost
  4. 19 Aug '09 14:29

    I guess that exposing my king to any possible move that would have it taken, takes priority over moving a piece if it allows your king to be put into check.


    Yep, thats correct. As deep thought explained: whose king would perish first?
  5. Subscriber gregsflat
    William Penn's gaze
    20 Aug '09 01:50
    Thanks guys.