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What is illegal chess?

“Illegal chess” can refer to two main things:

1. Illegal moves in a chess game:

Within the rules of a standard chess game, there are several actions that are considered illegal, such as:

  • Touching a piece without moving it: Once you touch a piece, you are obligated to move it, if possible, following the legal moves for that piece.
  • Making a move that puts your king in check: The king cannot be put in check or remain in check, so any move that results in this scenario is illegal.
  • Capturing your own piece: You can only capture pieces belonging to your opponent.
  • Castling illegally: There are specific rules for castling, including king and rook being unmoved, squares between them being clear, and not being in check or under attack. Breaking these rules makes castling illegal.
  • Promoting to an illegal piece: When reaching the other side of the board with a pawn, you can promote it to any piece except the king. Promoting to a king would be illegal.

These are just some examples, and specific rules might vary depending on the playing platform or tournament regulations.

2. Chess as a whole being illegal:

In some cultures or historical contexts, chess, or specific chess-like games, may have been deemed illegal due to various reasons, such as:

  • Association with gambling or frivolous activities: In some societies, games involving chance or perceived as unproductive were banned, potentially including chess.
  • Religious interpretations: Some interpretations of religious texts might have led to the prohibition of certain activities like chess, depending on specific schools of thought or historical periods.

However, it’s important to note that chess is generally considered a legal and socially acceptable activity worldwide today. Most of the time, when someone mentions “illegal chess,” they likely refer to illegal moves within the game itself, rather than any broader societal restrictions.

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