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Question: How do I castle in tChess?
If castling is legal, you will be able to move your king 2 squares in the direction
you want to castle. If this isn't showing up as a legal move, remember:
- You can't castle if you're in check
- You can't castle if the squre your king moves across, or moves to, is being attacked
- You can't castle if your king or rook has been moved
Question: How can I jump to the beginning or end of a game?
Tap the in-game move list at the top right of the screen to bring up the
full-screen move list.
From there, you can tap any move to jump to that point in the game.
Question: Why won't tChess let me make a legal move?
Sometimes moves seem legal but aren't. Make sure you aren't in check, and make sure the move you want to
make would not leave you in check.
Question: tChess captured a pawn with a strange move. Help!
There's a move in chess called en passant. Immediately after you push a pawn 2 squares,
your opponent has the option of capturing that pawn (with a pawn) as if it had only been pushed 1 square.
Question: What is a "stalemate"?
A stalemate is when the side to move doesn't have any legal moves and isn't in check.
Since he can't move, but hasn't lost, it is scored as a draw.
Question: Why does the "confirm move" dialog box obscure the board when I'm playing a turn-based Game Center game?
This is a standard iOS dialog box and tChess can't control its location or opacity.
But the intention of the dialog box is to give you the chance to correct a mis-entered move, not to help you visualize the board after a potential move.
Part of the game of chess is to be able to mentally visualize the results of moves.
(If you were playing a game in real life, you wouldn't be allowed to move the pieces around before deciding on a move.)
Question: Can you add a particular feature to tChess?
I will consider every feature request. Please send it in an e-mail to