Winning the Game

Winning the Game

Learn different ways to checkmate your opponent and win!

Have you ever had a queen or a rook versus your opponent's lone king but couldn't figure out how to win? Have you ever stalemated an opponent's lone king? Then this course for you! By learning these different types of checkmates you will start winning more of your games!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Checkmate with the queen
  • How to checkmate with the rook
  • Assisted checkmates
  • How to Checkmate with two rooks
  • Four move checkmates like Scholar's Mate!
The 4-Move Checkmate

The 4-Move Checkmate

At beginner levels, games are frequently won and lost with the four move checkmate, most commonly played with 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 with Qxf7# on the next move. It's very important to defend your weakest point from checkmate. That's the f7 pawn for Black and the f2 pawn for White. As long as you're careful to block opposing pieces from attacking that square, you can reach a good position.
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Assisted Checkmates

Assisted Checkmates

Because the king can't move into check it is often possible to checkmate by placing a queen next to the opponent's king and having the queen defended by another one of your pieces. If the king can't move away and no other piece can capture your queen, then you'll have a checkmate!
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Checkmate with Two Rooks

Checkmate with Two Rooks

One good way to checkmate is to use two rooks, or a rook and a queen to force a lone opposing king to the edge of the board. If one rook defends an entire file then the opposing king can't cross it. If you use the other rook to control the next file, you can force the king to the edge one step at a time until you checkmate it. Picture a position with White rooks on g1 and h2 and a Black king on h5 in checkmate. This mate also works by forcing the king to the first or last rank.
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Checkmate with the Queen

Checkmate with the Queen

To checkmate with king and queen against king follow a process. 1. Place your queen one knight move away from the opposing king. 2. Copy each king move with your queen to stay one knight move away. 3. When the king reaches the edge move the queen to the 2nd rank or file to keep the king stuck there. Give the king at least two squares to move, so that there's no stalemate. 4. Bring your king close to set up an assisted mate.
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Checkmate with the Rook

Checkmate with the Rook

The easiest way to checkmate with king and rook against king is to follow this process: 1. Use your rook to put the opposing king in a box. 2. Bring your king towards the rook to protect it. 3. If it's possible to shrink the box with the rook each turn, do it. If not, move the king closer to the opposing king. 4. Once the opponent's king is on the edge of the board checkmate by using the rook with your king covering the escape squares.
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Winning the Game

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Опубліковано December 21, 2018
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