Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Sign in

Racing kings , king on 8 not winning , why ?

Asked by manager666
Tags racing racing kings
Activity Viewed 90 times, last updated
position : white king h7 and tower g8 ; black king b7 and queen c8 ; white to play .

my white adversary played king to h8 and …..i wondered : he was not winning !!!??? ; the clock continued ; i played then my black king to b8 and …. end game draw . why please ?

regards to all the team .
One answer
Answered by Toadofsky
"The purpose of the game is to be the first player to move their king to the eighth row. When White moves their king to the eighth row, and Black, immediately on the next move, moves their king to the eighth rank, the game is declared a draw (this rule is to compensate for White's first-move advantage)."
manager666 commented :
Thanks for answer . Regards to all the team .

Only registered members with one week of lichess activity can contribute to the Q&A.