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Checkmate mix (1)

You already know many different ways to checkmate: mate from close by, mate from a distance, or mate with one piece.

The more checkmates you've seen, the better you get in checkmating your opponent in a real game.

How to achieve checkmate depends on the position of the enemy king.
Is the king hemmed in? Then you may be able to checkmate the king with just one piece.
Are there empty squares to which the king can escape? Then you need more pieces to checkmate the king.

Small variations in the position can make a lot of difference for how to achieve checkmate.

Just look at examples 1 and 2.
Four of the five pieces are in the same place, only the bishop has a different place. And that matters a lot!

In this lesson you will practise with positions that are very similar to each other. But there are small differences. You must figure out how to checkmate the king.

It is important that you get your pieces to work well together. Attack the king from close by or from a distance.
But make sure you don't let the king escape. If you move a piece that controls a flight square of the king, the king may get away. And you don't want that!
Does the king still have escape squares? Try to control these first.


What do you have to do?

Checkmate the black king. Have the queen, bishop and pawn team up.

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