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This is check, because the black King is threatened by the white Queen

Check is a chess term that describes a king that is threatened by another piece. It is illegal for a king to move into check. It is also illegal for a king to castle to escape check, end up in check, or encounter check while castling. If the king is in check and cannot:

  1. move out of check,
  2. capture the threatening piece
  3. put a piece between the king and the threat,

it is called checkmate, which ends the game, with the player who has the captured king losing and their opponent winning.

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Chess Move Types Check

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