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Basic Checkmates and More

Basic Checkmates and More

Do you know the basics of chess, but want to get better?

Do you want to learn new checkmating ideas? Do you want to increases your ability to deliver checkmates in your own games? Then this is the course for you! This module was designed to help you practice winning checkmates as well as other key tactics. Start checkmating your opponents today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn common checkmate patterns!
  • Learn how to destroy your opponent's kingside defenses!
  • Learn how to use Zugwang and Kamikaze tactics to checkmate your opponents! 
Back Rank Mate
1 Challenge
Past the Guards
1 Challenge
All by Herself
1 Challenge
Solo Flight
1 Challenge
Helpful Servant
1 Challenge
Boxed In
1 Challenge
The Point
1 Challenge
Side Shot
1 Challenge
See Through
1 Challenge
Execution
1 Challenge
A Classic
1 Challenge
Another Classic
1 Challenge
Bullseye
1 Challenge
Side Rank Shot
1 Challenge
Papal Edict
2 Challenges
Deadly Bishops
1 Challenge
Lots of Pins
1 Challenge
Scholarly Stuff
1 Challenge
Watch My Back
1 Challenge
In My Way
1 Challenge
Pseudo Philidor
1 Challenge
Which Way?
1 Challenge
Horsefeathers
1 Challenge
On the Open Road
1 Challenge
Johnny Mnemonic
1 Challenge
A Mirror
1 Challenge
An Early Shower
1 Challenge
Epaulettes
1 Challenge
Rare, But Cute
1 Challenge
Excommunicated!
1 Challenge
Simple Minds
1 Challenge
Sideslip
1 Challenge
Sidekick
1 Challenge
Summertime Blues
1 Challenge
Rude Waiter
1 Challenge
Hot Corner
1 Challenge
Cavalry Officer
1 Challenge
Locked Myself In
1 Challenge
King in the Open

King in the Open

White's lead in development is the important factor.
1 Challenge
Three's the Charm

Three's the Charm

How can White hold a draw?
5 Challenges
Perpetual Motion
4 Challenges
Why We Castle
2 Challenges
Kamikaze
1 Challenge
Zugzwang
2 Challenges
Breaking the Pin
1 Challenge
The Open File
1 Challenge
Things to Avoid
1 Challenge

Basic Checkmates and More

Misc
77 Lessons
No Videos
88 Challenges
Released December 7, 2007
13,863 Students