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If the king is not currently in check and has nowhere to move without being in check, it is stalemate, which is a draw.

However if any other piece of his can make a move (i.e a pawn), then it is not stalemate, and you are forced to move whatever piece can be moved.

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Q: If chess king cannot move without going into check - checkmate or stalemate or draw?
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Checkmate and stalemate associate in which game?

Chess, checkmate is when you have someone in check and they cant get out of it, and stalemate is when a player cant move his peices

In chess can you move into checkmate?

No. You may not move INTO check. If that is the only move available, it would then depend whether or not you are already in check. If you are in check and cannot move to a square where you are not in check, it is checkmate, the game is over, and you have lost. If you are not in check, but cannot move without going into check, and you have no other piece or pawn that can move, then it is stalemate, and the game is a draw.

Which game has the terms checkmate and stalemate?

The game of chess uses those terms. Chess does checkmate means your in check and you cant get out and stalemate means you have no where you can move

Do you have to be in check in order to be in checkmate?

Yes. Otherwise it's a draw- stalemate.

What is stalemate situation in chess?

A stalemate occurs when your opponent's king is in such a position where it is not actually in check, but the only legal move left to your opponent is one where the king puts itself in check. This situation commonly occurs when your opponent has nothing but the king left or nothing but the king and pawns, which are blocked. The only piece that can make a move to another square is the king, but if that move puts his own king in check, it is a stalemate. Think of a stalemate in terms of what a checkmate is. Checkmate is when you put the other player's king in check in such a way that there is no legal move the opponent can make to get out of check. Stalemate is when you put the other king in a non-check position, but it cannot move anywhere without placing itself in check. This is usually a very frustrating mistake and often happens just as you are about to checkmate the king, but overlook the stalemate possibility by losing sight of all your own pieces.

What is the difference between a checkmate and a stalemate?

A checkmate in chess is when the king is checked and has no where to go. A stalemate is when the king is not in check and has nowhere to go and his other pieces(if any) also have no where to go. A stalemate is considered a draw. A checkmate occurs when a player's King is in danger of being captured by the other player's very next move and either the other player cannot move the king to a safe square, or cannot move one of his other pieces to block the capture or move one of his other pieces to capture the threatening piece. Checkmate ends the game with a win for the player checkmating the other player. Stalemate occurs when one player's king is not in check but the only legal move the king can make puts the king in check. Stalemate also ends the game but it counts as a draw.

Is it stalemate when the only move you can make to get out of check is next to the other king?

No , it is checkmate since it is an illegal move to move into check .

Does the king have to move when in check mate?

A checkmate occurs when the king is in a direct line of attack, and also cannot move. If the king cannot move any piece but isn't in a direct line of attack, it is a stalemate (tie)

What is a possible chess game ending?

Their are 4 ways to end a chess game Resignation-The player suddenly notices he is going to lose and gives up Draw-The players agree to a draw, a tie Stalemate-The King cannot move anywhere but is not in check Checkmate-........Checkmate!!!

What does the term ''checkmate'' mean?

Checkmate is basically when your king is in check, and cannot get out of it by either blocking, capturing or moving.

In chess when does a stalemate occur?

A stalemate occurs when there is no possible winner. In other words, a deadlock. In chess, it means one of the players cannot move their king without placing it in check.

Is it stalemate if its check and the only move you can make is to a square next to the other king?

stalemate occurs when there are very few pieces left on the board and checkmate can not occur. The kings must be at least one square apart, so if that is the only move your opponent has achieved checkmate and has won

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