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Check

This is check, because the black King is threatened by the white Queen

Check is a chess term that describes a king that is threatened by another piece. It is illegal for a king to move into check. If the king is in check and cannot:

  1. move out of check,
  2. capture the threatening piece
  3. put a piece between the king and the threat,

it is called checkmate, which ends the game.

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Chess Move Types Check

Chess Move Types Check