Mate in one
You already know a lot about checkmate the king. Since mating is so important in chess, we will practice it some more.
Checklist for checkmate:
- The king is in check.
- The king has no way to move out of check.
- The king cannot capture the piece that is checking him.
- It is not possible to move a piece between the king and the piece that is checking him.
If White checkmates the black king, White wins the game.
Have a look at the examples.
In the first example, it is not checkmate: Black can capture the white queen.
In the second example, there is nothing Black can do to get out of check: it is checkmate!
What do you have to do?
Checkmate the king in one move.