Fair chess rules? part2

Hello fellow chess players! This is part two of my last blog, 'Fair Chess Rules'.

Another rule I find corrupt only partains to chess players new to chess. That is one that enables your opponent choose where you move after you touch multiple pieces. As a chess teacher, I saw that when my students touch their pieces and expeirement to find the best move (without letting go of the piece on a desired move) actually helps them. Any nays or yays?


  • 5 years ago


    that 'rule' applies to OTB tournaments only.  not to internet chess games.

    it is a good rule, and only a novice would question the existing rules without learning how/why they exist.


    It is a little difficult to figure out how you would class a fair rule - to deem it corrupt.

    but off to other things.

  • 5 years ago


    I don't think that's a rule. According to the touch-move rule, if you intentionally touch one of your pieces, you must move it if possible; if you touch an opponent's piece, you must capture it if possible. Your opponent doesn't get to make any choices for you.

    Incidentally, even some masters have faced criticism over their own abuse of the touch-move rule, for example the infamous GM Matulovic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Matulovi%C4%87#Controversies), who acquired the nickname "J'adubovic" after attempting to cheat by taking back a blunder by claiming he was just trying to adjust the position of the piece on its square.

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