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I have been playing what i called "Home Chess", you know just some friends getting together to play at home. Never play online or anything else like that. Now that I am here on Chess.com (which I love) it came to me a scenario that i really never thought about it before...
Lets say we have: whites ke1 and bc1 and then we have: black ke8
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHECKMATE THE BLACK KING? even if it takes a long time?
thank you for all your comments!!!!
"Chess is a never-ending lesson..." Tulio Paz.
No. Insufficient material.
You will need something like a pawn to block out a square to move.
That is a good method although how do u get to it? Perhaps you could make a video to show how to get to that stage.... I think thats the hardest part L0L.
I was playing someone who only had a king and a bishop and I just had a king. It then came up with (insufficient material +1)
Insufficient material means that you have not enough material to checkmate your opponent's king.
Two knights is also not possible to force checkmate.
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