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 four-move checkmate is a common way to win at the beginner level. 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 with Qxf7# Black can stop it by blocking the white queen from reaching f7.
4 min
5 Challenges

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.
1 min
5 Challenges

Checkmate with Two Rooks

When you have two rooks or a rook and queen, the pieces can take turns controlling rows on the board until the opposing king runs out of squares. Watch the video for more details.
2 min
5 Challenges

Checkmate with the Queen

You can force checkmate with a king and queen against a king. Your queen can force the king to the edge and then your king can help for an assisted checkmate. Watch the video for details.
3 min
5 Challenges

Checkmate with the Rook

A king and rook can checkmate a lone king. The simplest mating strategy is known as the box method. Watch the video for details.
6 min
5 Challenges

Winning the Game

5 Lessons
16 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released December 21, 2018