Chess ethics... or not?

Dec 22, 2012, 7:34 AM |

Is it considered bad to trade queens and force the other king into an unable to castle position? Sometimes I did it and I felt mean. Then again I didn’t think it was cheating. But I definitely don’t want to fall into such a situation when playing with my friends.

I have watched quite a few games and people of master or above levels (i.e 2000+) never do that. Or is it some kind of unspoken chess ethics I don’t know? What do you think?