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.



Chess Move Types Check