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Restricted Rook Runaround (Posted on 2016-01-05) Difficulty: 4 of 5
A king and a rook are on opposite corners of an 8x8 chessboard. The king is trying to avoid being checked by the rook. Normally the rook would check the king in one move but this rook is restricted - his moves are limited to up to two spaces, that also applies to his ability to make the check.

Can the king avoid check indefinitely? If not, how long can he last?

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Some Thoughts re: Difficulty 4? | Comment 2 of 7 |
(In reply to Difficulty 4? by Steve Herman)

Oh, now I start to see.  It is not that easy for the rook to corner the King, as the king can safely pass across the Rook's rank or file as long as the King is 5 spaces away from the rook.  

My question still stands.  Is the Rook allowed to check the king if the rook is adjacent to the king at the time of the check?

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2016-01-05 15:36:26
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