Perpetual Check:
Part of the Chess Endgame Guide (Section 2: Stalemate)

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Stalemate by Perpetual Check
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Chess Endgame Guide - Teaser - Perpetual CheckPerpetual Check is a situation that occurs in Chess when a player's King is put in "Check" on each subsequent move by his opponent.

If this continues to happen for the next three moves, a Draw (Stalemate) is declared as a result of the Three-time Repetition Rule.

This is something that, if possible, can be strategically exploited by a losing player to secure ½ a point, when they would otherwise score nothing, for a loss.

You can access a selection of examples, below:

Perpetual Check Index

Stalemate by Perpetual Check:
  1. Perpetual Check, Example 1 (page 2)
    Perpetual Check, Teaser, Example 1.Black's King keeps evading the repeated checks from White's Queen, to earn a Draw.

    The red squares highlight the White Queen's repetitive moves; the green squares highlight the Black King's repetitive moves.

  2. Perpetual Check, Example 2 (page 3)
    Perpetual Check, Teaser, Example 2.Black's Queen makes the checks, while White's King keeps escaping. The repeated moves will bring about Stalemate by three-time repetition of position.

    The red squares highlight the White King's repetitive moves; the green squares highlight the Black Queen's repetitive moves.

  3. Perpetual Check, Example 3 (page 4)
    Perpetual Check, Teaser, Example 3.In this example, it's Black who will benefit from the Drawn game. White currently has a material advantage and is one move away from getting Black's Knight (Qh7xe7). Black's salvation is the Perpetual Check.

    The red squares highlight the White King's repetitive moves; the green squares highlight the Black Queen's repetitive moves.



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