Chess Tactics – How to Checkmate with King and Queen vs. King

One of the first chess strategies that every beginner needs to learn is how to checkmate the opponent.  So many beginners’ games end as a draw simply because the superior side doesn’t know how to turn an overwhelming material advantage into a checkmate. I faced the same problem when teaching my children how to play …Continue reading: Chess Tactics – How to Checkmate with King and Queen vs. King

How to Play Chess – Rules of Checkmate

Today’s article is about the rules of checkmate. Checkmate is the object of the game. The object is not to have more pieces than your opponent; it is not to play the most beautiful game; it is to checkmate your opponent’s King. Checkmate occurs when the King is in check (hopefully your opponent’s King) and …Continue reading: How to Play Chess – Rules of Checkmate