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  1. 28 Mar '06 14:52
    when promoting a pawn that puts the king in check and the king can't move anywhere that doesn't put him in check, thats checkmate right? or is it a draw?
  2. 28 Mar '06 14:58
    If the king is threatened and has no legal moves to escape the threat, then he is in checkmate. It doesn't matter which pieces are used and/or promoted.
  3. 28 Mar '06 14:58
    Originally posted by trevor33
    when promoting a pawn that puts the king in check and the king can't move anywhere that doesn't put him in check, thats checkmate right? or is it a draw?
    If the king is in check and can't move, then it is mate.
  4. 28 Mar '06 14:59 / 1 edit
    Of course it is checkmate. Regardless of wether it is the piece promoted from the pawn that gives the check or another piece that was discovered by moving the pawn to the promotion square.

    edit: an example of the latter case is

  5. 28 Mar '06 15:01
    cheers, just wanted to make sure.
  6. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    28 Mar '06 15:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by trevor33
    when promoting a pawn that puts the king in check and the king can't move anywhere that doesn't put him in check, thats checkmate right? or is it a draw?
    Can something capture the piece that gives check?
    Can something interpose to block the check?
  7. 28 Mar '06 15:04
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Can something capture the piece that gives check?
    Can something interpose to block the check?
    no
  8. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    28 Mar '06 15:09
    Originally posted by trevor33
    no
    then, it is checkmate
  9. 28 Mar '06 15:15
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    then, it is checkmate
    i thought so, just wasn't sure of the rules and didn't want to do anything stupid.
  10. 29 Mar '06 19:09
    quick q. Can the King 'eat' an opponent in mate
  11. 29 Mar '06 19:35
    Originally posted by Greyscale
    quick q. Can the King 'eat' an opponent in mate
    What exactly have you been smoking?
  12. 29 Mar '06 21:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by trevor33
    when promoting a pawn that puts the king in check and the king can't move anywhere that doesn't put him in check, thats checkmate right? or is it a draw?
    No question is stupid if it's made in sincerity. That's how we learn things we do not know.