Chess ABC

The Game starts

One Rook

One Rook is missing from the easy “Rook Roll” Mate.

The Strong King will have to replace it to prevent the Lone King from escaping
the Checkmate Area, in this case the Edge of the board.

An example of the method:

1. Rg5+ Ke6 6. Rd5 Kf6 11. Kf5 Kg7
2. Kb2 Kf6 7. Re5 Kg6 12. Re7+ Kf8
3. Rc5 Ke6 8. Ke4 Kf6 13. Kf6 Kg8
4. Kc3 Kd6 9. Kf4 Kg6 14. Re8+ Kh7
5. Kd4 Ke6 10. Re6+ Kf7 15. Rf8

A waiting move (15. Rf8) that is fundamental in order to oblige
the Lone King to go to a very unfavorable position.

15. ... Kh6
16. Rh8++

We want to point out the typical mechanism to force the Lone King to the Edge:

In this situation we want the Lone King to move – its move favors us- and so we decide
to lose a Tempo without modifying the scheme.

1. Rf4

The King will have to go back or face our King.

1. ...Kd6
2. Rf6+

and with our check we will push it to the Fatal Edge.