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TOUCH PIECE

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The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'- or serious-level game play involving high stakes, but more due in part towards the deterrence for 'analysing [positions] over the board' during actual game play.  The ruling stipulates: If a player intentionally [or unintentionally] touches a piece when it is their turn to move, they must move or capture that piece, only if it is legal to do so.  Once a player has released one's hand from the piece that was touched/moved, the player may not retract that move back - the move [or capture] must be made, if possible.  There is no penalty incurred if the piece touched/moved cannot be realized.  A player may not touch any piece on the board if it is not their turn to move - otherwise doing so may incur a penalty from the tournament director. 

The only other exception to this rule is if the player is adjusting a piece.  Piece adjustment is the right for a player [on the move] to correct the placement of any piece[s] 'in doubt' of their current game position over the course of play.  A player may 'adjust' [at will] any number [and colour] of pieces not centered on their designated squares.  When a player adjusts they must clearly say "I'll adjust" [or "j'adoube"] before actually touching the piece, then places [adjusts] the piece back to its original game position.  After all satisfaction of piece adjustment, the player then makes their move [of any piece - adjusted or not] accordingly.

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    drmr4vrmr

    Nice to know

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    qpalzm-blue

    I have lost because of thisFrown...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    mountainchess

    CrySame here...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    igorotak_123

    good information
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Jeswin01

    info here is just of amateur player standard.More  scientific explanation required.

                                     Anyway it is good...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    abahristick

    useful informations 4 future masters
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    abahristick

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  • 22 months ago · Quote · #8

    bobbavich

    my father uses this when he's loosing and he make's up a few of his own rule's lol

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    kingrook1

    Try this...

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  • 10 months ago · Quote · #10

    Ziryab

    This article offers speculation concerning historical origins. That is pure laziness when the history is known. Please consult the texts of Lucena, Ruy Lopez, Greco, and other writers 1497-1800. The rule was well-established when these authors wrote, and they all discuss it.

    After doing your homework, please rewrite this article.

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