14403 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
"Most tournaments use FIDE rules."
Uh, not in the US they don't.
Fine, you are right.
The USCF is stupid for allowing this though.
An illegal game of chess is not even chess.
It''s actually quite easy if you know how. just force the king to the edge with your bishop and knight.
you can only checkmate in the corenr the came colour as your bishop, so the enemy king will tend to run to one of the other corers if forced to the side.
this is the haredst part, it looks like the kings escaping but its noy.
It took Ivanchuk something like twenty moves to eventually mate from the center of the board against a GM.
You know, everyone is right but you? Just giving you a heads-up.
All the opponent has to do is complain.
Some years back I won a couple hundred bucks in a local tournament. In post game analysis we discovered I had made a "super knight" move (2x2), during the time scramble in the endgame. Excellent move, saved the game.
But my opponent was shit-out-of-luck, since the game had already ended. And he said as much. Ditto with the TD.
P.S. The USCF rule book dovetails with the description above. Illegal moves discovered (AFTER the game) cannot be rectified.
The USCF rulebook is NOT available online, last I heard. After the various "court cases" against Polgar, and the other Brainiacs vying for election to the Executive Board, the Federation remains very strapped for cash.
Morevoer, there is a copyright issue with the USCF rulebook that (apparently) precludes its availability in PDF format. Go figure.
P LACE YOUR OPENTS king ina POSITION TNAT HE CAN NOT MAKE A MOVE
Place your oponents King in a position where he can not make a move
You obviously didnt read the OP
I had forgotten all about this thread.
Same. It's as if all old threads are coming back.
Life after death!
How to Become IM?
by TheGreatOogieBoogie a few minutes ago
What to do to get #1 on Most Active members list?
by Chessman265 a few minutes ago
A woman, a dog, a shotgun, a bicycle and a chessboard
by karna_katz a few minutes ago
Weird openings please !!
by jbomber732 2 minutes ago
Sexism in Chess ...
by Ambrr 2 minutes ago
Who is better Paul Morphy or Magnus Carlsen
by chessredpanda 8 minutes ago
Daily Puzzle 12/12/13-Mate in __!
by Roche 10 minutes ago
12/12/2013 - Polugaevsky - Szilayi, Moscow 1960
by han_han 11 minutes ago
What is your favorite kind of tactic??
by chessredpanda 11 minutes ago
If you could combine two chess pieces powers what would the two pieces be???????
by chessredpanda 13 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!