Check to Checkmate:
Part of the Chess Endgame Guide
Chess Endgame Guide
Check to Checkmate
The term "Check" refers to a direct attack on either your King, or your opponent's King.
The term "Checkmate" describes the situation when one King is under attack but has no legal moves to escape Check and none of his pieces can get his King out of Check, either.
Check to Checkmate Index
This section focuses on when a King gets in Check:
This section focuses on Checkmate:
- Check Guide Introduction (page 1)
Also mentions the Notation Symbol used and a Rule to remember.
- Some Examples of Check (page 2)
Contains a short video clip showing examples of a King in Check.
- Double Check (page 3)
When a King is put in Check by more than one enemy Pawn and/or Piece, from a single maneuver, it's known as a Double Check.
There's just a few, random examples, served to give you an idea of when a King is caught in Checkmate.
Return to the Chess Endgame Guide, Section 1
, for a more dedicated look at Checkmate and strategies that can help you edge closer to winning games of chess by Checkmate.
- Checkmate Guide Introduction (page 1)
Also mentions the Notation Symbol used.
- Checkmate, Example Scenario 1 (page 2)
White wins with 3x Queens on the board.
- Checkmate, Example Scenario 2 (page 3)
White wins, having promoted a Pawn to a Queen, Checkmating with 2x Queens.
- Checkmate, Example Scenario 3 (page 4)
White wins with a Knight and Queen securing the Checkmate.