Chess ABC

The Checkmate

The rules of Chess state that if one of the Kings is given Checkmate, the game ends, and the player who has given it wins.

In order to Checkmate a King, the monarch has to be confined to a certain square and attacked at the same time having no exit. We never capture the King in a physical sense, if it has no defense, the game is lost.

Let’s see some typical situations:

Checkmate examples

Mating Position with two Rooks 1. Rh8 ++
Mating Position with Queen and Bishop1. … Qa2 ++
Mating Position with Queen and Pawn1.Qg7 ++
Mating Position with Knight 1. Nf7 ++