Letter #17 - 2012
04/25/12 10:18:43 AM
From: Leonardo Jaramillo Zuleta
PEREIRA MAY 25, 2012
I wish all of you a very good morning and congratulations for such
an excellent site.
On previous occasions
you have cleared out some doubts about some questions. Now, I have
these two more inquiries:
1. Is it true or not
that during a Chess game if only the King remains, the opponent has
just 16 moves to perform a checkmate otherwise he loses the game?
What the Chess Federation rules indicate on this?
2. Is it correct yes
or not, to move two Pawns simultaneously when starting a Chess game
in a single move? Sort like 1. d3 and e3.
Sincerely: Leonardo Jaramillo Zuleta
PEREIRA RISARALDA, COLOMBIA
your questions are incorrect.
If a player has only
a King left, the opponent has up to 50 moves to give him mate
provided he has sufficient elements to perform the checkmate. If he
has not enough elements to perform the mate such as having only a
King + Knight, or King + Bishop, etc., the game should end in a draw
immediately. If the opponent cannot mate after the 50 regulatory
moves, the game is also a draw.
It is not legal to
move two pieces simultaneously at the starting of a game.
Thank you for