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Letter #03 -  2013

Sub:    Checks limit
01/24/13  09:00:49 AM EDT

From:  Federicko

Hello friends,

I would like to know how many times a player can check his/her opponent.

Is there a certain number of times for checking a player before a game can be called a draw or can a player check indefinitely?

Thank you.

Dear visitor,

Although there is no rule limiting the number of checks a player can make during a game of Chess, it cannot certainly be limitless.

The number of checks a player can perform in a game can only be restricted by the 'Draw by threefold repetition' or 'Draw by the fifty move' rules.

The following game shows a match between Richard Britton and Colin Crouch played at the P D Knights, London 1984 where Crouch (black pieces) made 43 consecutive checks and won the game.

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