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Would the king be moving into check, if the piece attacking the king can not itself be moved, since that piece stands between the opponent's king and a piece attacking that king?

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Hi, Neil.  Thanks for your question.

A King cannot move into check even if that checking piece doesn't have a legal move (i.e. if he moved the checking piece, he himself would be in check).  Under no circumstance can a King move into check.

I hope that I answered the question to your satisfaction.  Enjoy your chess!

Your chess friend,

Chuck

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Chuck Kinzie

Expertise

I can answer basic chess questions regarding opening, middlegame and endgame strategy and tactics. I cannot answer questions about positions with subtle nuances that require Grandmaster or computer analysis.

Experience

I have been playing in chess tournaments for over thirty years.

Organizations
United States Chess Federation

Publications
I have a chess blog: http://www.chuckychess.blogspot.org

Education/Credentials
I earned a United States Chess Federation Expert rating in 1987.

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