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Checkmate from close by (1)

If a king can’t get out of check, it is checkmate (or mate). Checkmate is how you win the game! The player who checkmates gets one point, the other player gets nothing.

There is more than one way to checkmate. In this lesson, you learn how to checkmate from close by. You move as near to the king as you safely can. That way, the king has fewer squares to flee to.

So remember: always be careful when you move a piece right next to the king. Make sure the king can’t capture your piece! To create mate this way, one piece helps another. It’s a smart way to make checkmate. The king can’t get away and it can’t be blocked by another piece either.

What do you have to do?
Checkmate the king from close by.

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