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What happens if you knock over your king in chess?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    George1st

    Anyone know?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    alexmoore421

    You resign

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    GerryMo

    Quickly say J'Adoube I assume.

    I cannot imagine too many opponents calling you on this. It is different from touching a piece and trying to change your mind surely?

    Gerry

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    TornadoTee

    people usually do it to indicate their resignation 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    Doggy_Style

    If it was accidental, then you cannot be complelled. See post #3.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    Estragon

    If accidental and on your own time, there is no penalty.  If on your opponent's move, there may be a time penalty.

    If intentional, you've resigned.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    George1st

    Have any of you witnessed when playing, your opponent has knocked over his/hers King and at that same moment they wished they hadn't have and then proceed to claim it as accidental?

    If so, what is the conclusion here?

    And yes, if accidental, nothing.


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