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  • 6 months ago


    just want to say that there is a much simpler checkmate with qb7 and so forth taking mate in two. I think beginners ought to realize that much from an exercise like this. perhaps that is why this exercise annoys many.

  • 6 months ago


    It was worth it for me to watch all of this video just to learn the tip about keeping your queen a knight's move away from the king. Thank you for making this video.I'm sure that there are hundreds of viewers if not thousands of viewers who have gotten something of value from it. :-)

  • 6 months ago


    I'd like to apologize for belonging to the target audience and finding this videos useful. ( thanks Mr. Andrews)

  • 9 months ago


    what is a FM?

  • 14 months ago


    Only an idiot would make a comment like boring or too easy under this video. It's a lesson for beginners. I love playing chess, the only draw back is there are so many condescending no it alls on these sites. I think I speak for every one when I say BORE OFF!!!


    This was in fact a great little video for biginners

  • 2 years ago


    in the last mate in two exercise .Kf6 ...Kf8 Qd8#. is also good.

  • 3 years ago


    great orientation to the basic heavy piece mates. I'm trying to improve my endgame and reviewing the basics and realizing just how much I haven't formally learned in the process, e.g. I didn't know about how to move the queen into knight squares in the Q-K endgame. Thanks!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the lecture....the Q+K mate is logged and ready to roll!! Smile

  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    Very good video for beginners.  Thanks!  You covered all the bases, and threw in some ideas I hadn't thought of.

  • 4 years ago


    good video, Thanks

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks very much for FM Todd Andrews , and I want to emphasize the following:
    (1) the importance of restriction of the king 's opponent in one of edges of the board in the above-mentioned patterns
    (2) the importance of the role of King in the endgames                                  
    (3) The stronger side must be very careful in such situations from falling into the trap of stalemate

  • 5 years ago


    If he had done Qc7 Rb8# what beginner would learn anything from that?

  • 6 years ago


    Good video, thank you.

  • 6 years ago


    good vid i like this mate

  • 6 years ago


    too easy

  • 6 years ago


    To those of you "1. Qb7 Ke8 2. Rc8# is faster" people, while that may be the fastest mate, but the goal of the video is for beginners to get the basic idea of how to use this checkmate for themselves. Reason is that realistically, you rarely see the king on the back rank like that. Mostly you would see it in the center where the fastest mate is the one shown here.

  • 6 years ago


    Yes a good video, looking forward to the other ones on check mates!

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