Chess Etiquette

Can you talk during a chess game? - ChessPulse.com

Can You Talk During A Chess Game?

It is often considered rude to talk during a chess game unless you know your opponent well and they are OK with it. Apart from a few certain conditions within the game that require players to announce something to the opponent, they don’t usually talk during a chess game.

Why say check in chess? - ChessPulse.com

Why Do You Have To Say Check In Chess?

You don’t have to say check in chess as it is not a rule. There can be good reasons, particularly in competitive play, not to declare check. However, in friendly games with nothing riding on the outcome, it’s considered good manners to say check when you place the opponent’s king in check.

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