- 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.
- the situation in which this occurs.
Origin of perpetual check
First recorded in 1810–20
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- chess a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game