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# Can a king kill another piece?

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Yes, as long as it doesn't put him in check.

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Yes, as long as the move doesn't leave the King in Check from another source.

Yes, the king can take another piece to get out of check, but only to get out of check.

The king can move one square in any direction. If it moves into a square that is occupied by another piece, it takes that piece only if the king is not endangered if it gets next to it in order to capture it.

The king can take another piece anytime, but it is not smart to do so until perhaps the last moves of the game, if at all.

Yes, it can kill, or rather capture/checkmate a king in chess. A pawn can capture any other piece on the board. A king can be checkmated by any other piece on the board except by the other king.

The King is not allowed to be in check. If a piece is on a square where if the King were there, the King would in check, the King isn't allowed to capture it.

You can't checkmate another king unless the king is the only piece left on the board.

The king just moves onto it, same as any other capture. The difference is that the king cannot capture a piece or pawn protected by another piece or pawn, as this would place him in check (attacked, subject to capture).

Yes. The only way is to move a piece so that it blocks your king from check and checks or attacks another piece of the opponent. Another way is for the king itself to attack the piece that is attacking it. Example is if the queen foolishly moves adjacent to the king without being protected by another piece, the king may capture the queen. It is not limited to simply moving out of check.

In chess, any piece may capture any other piece except the king, which can only be checkmated (in check with no square to escape). Even the lowly pawn can checkmate the King.

The objective of chess is to checkmate the king, where the king is in check by a piece and it cannot block the check, move to another square, or capture the piece checking the king.

Placing a checker on top of the checker being "kinged" is what it takes to turn an ordinary checker piece into a king. One piece represents the ordinary playing piece. One piece on top of another represents the king.

Yes, in fact if you're trapped you can move the top piece of the king with another piece.

The king can capture any piece (except the other king) the same way other pieces capture, but since he can move only one space, this is usually a defensive move. The king cannot capture a piece that is protected by another piece or pawn, as this would place him in "check" (subject to capture himself).

The king can never be 'taken' by an opposing piece. When the King is under threat from another piece, the next move must be to get it out of check, either by moving the King, or breaking check by interposing another piece in between King and aggressor, or by taking the opposing piece. If the check cannot be broken, then it is Checkmate, and the game ends. A common gesture of surrender though, is to knock one's king over to decare you are resigning from the game.

You can't "kill" the king with any piece. The king is the one piece that cannot be taken. The game is won when the king is in check and cannot move. In that context, yes you can checkmate the enemy king with a pawn. How this is done depends on the position, but it's usually accomplished with the other surrounding pieces blocking the king's escape path.

The King in chess is actually one of the weakest pieces. Since it can only move one square at a time, it has a hard time getting out of the way of other attacks. The only piece weaker than the King is a Pawn, which (generally) can only move one space at a time, and only forward. Except that a King can never "kill" (capture) another King, it can take any pawn or piece of the opponent. However, in doing so, it cannot be placed where an opposing piece could then attack it. When a king is attacked (check), it must be removed from attack: either by capturing the attacker, by moving, or by interposing another piece or pawn between the attacker and the king (this is not possible when attacked by a knight). When the King cannot be removed from attack, it is checkmate, and the game is over.

The king (if possible) can move one space in any direction. If a piece happened to be in king's movement area, it can be killed by the king.

You don't take/kill a king in chess. You have to put it into checkmate, ie, there are no moves the opponent can make with any piece, to take the king out of check. When this happens, the game is over.

When a pawn reaches the eighth rank, it is promoted to another piece, not including a king.

No you only get to me kinged which is probably better than getting another piece back.

Your next move must take the king out of check, either by moving him out of threat, by blocking it with another piece, or by taking the attacking piece. A king cannot castle out of check.

Technically, mate is the capture of the king, but the piece cannot be taken and removed from the board in the same way as any other piece can. so tecnically you can never kill eat nor take the king of the board

No. Most people get weaker things farther if another piece is protecting it, and it is adjacent to the king.

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