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Perpetual check. Explanation of perpetual check with an animated diagram.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael wrote on 2005-11-27 UTCGood ★★★★
I just have one question. Is this rule true? Is there really such a rule as perpetual check? I believe the answer to that goes towards 'no' and 'yes.' Let's look at the statistics. If a player keeps checking his opponent and eventually the same position comes up three times with the same person to move, the game can be declared a draw via Threefold Repetition. Let's look at another situation. A player keeps checking the other opponent over and over again, but yet the same position never occurs again. But don't forget the 50-move rule!!! So even though there might not be such a rule, you could just keep checking your opponent for 50 moves w/o him capturing any pieces or moving pawns! One more. Let's say you keep on checking your opponent but he can always move a pawn to get out of it. You keep checking your opponent w/ no escape but the same position never occurs. Who knows? Maybe the only way to let the game to come to an end would be perpetual check. So I guess it IS maybe true. But the truth is, I personally do not know if there IS really such a rule.