Definition of perpetual check in English:

perpetual check

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noun

[mass noun] Chess
  • The situation of play when a draw is obtained by repeated checking of the king: he clinched the title by forcing a draw by perpetual check
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    • In this case, the move cripples White's queenside pawn structure and creates an important drawing scheme for Black: perpetual check.
    • White forced perpetual check a few moves later.
    • Black can prolong the game by checking white's king, but there seems to be no hope of drawing by perpetual check.

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