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  • The object of chess is to force a position where your opponent’s king cannot escape capture, a position known as “checkmate”. The players take turns moving their pieces, with the “white” player always moving first. By moving on to a square containing an opponent’s piece, it is possible to make a capture and remove that piece from the game. When making a move that threatens the opponent’s king, a player must inform his opponent by saying “check”. When the king cannot escape, that is “checkmate” and the game is over.
  • 2 min will be provided to each participant for each move. Players must make their moves within the time control or forfeit the game.
  • If player A calls attention to player B being out of time while player A is not out of time and some sequence of legal moves leads to B being checkmated then player A wins automatically.
  • The player with the black pieces will initiate their opponent’s timer at the start of the game. Thus the player with the white pieces will have their timer running first, and will make the first move. The player or the arbiter may end the game at any time after the player’s opponent has overstepped their time limit. If a timed out clock remains unnoticed, the game will continue as normal. If the game needs to be interrupted, the arbiter shall stop the clock.
  • If it is found that the starting position of the pieces is incorrect, the game must be cancelled and restarted. If it is found that an illegal move has been made, the game must return to the position directly before the irregularity. For the first illegal move by a player, the arbiter shall give one minute extra time to his opponent each time. If a player is to make a second illegal move in the same game, the arbiter shall declare the game lost by the offending player. If a game begins with the piece colors reversed, the game should be stopped and restarted unless an arbiter rules otherwise. If a player displaces any pieces, they should place them in the correct locations on their own time.
  • The movement of pieces is to be done with one hand. Once the hand is taken off a piece after moving it, the move cannot be retracted unless the move is illegal. When castling, the player should first move the king with one hand and then move the rook with the same hand

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Directorate of Youth Affairs
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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