perpetual check

perpetual check

noun Chess.
1.
a continuing series of checks resulting in a drawn game because they cannot be halted or evaded without resulting in checkmate or a serious disadvantage.
2.
the situation in which this occurs.

Origin:
1810–20

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perpetual check
 
n
chess a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game

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