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  • 40 Checkmate Patterns Sure To Win You Games

    A large percentage of chess skills ride on pattern recognition. For instance, you see certain pieces placed in certain positions and immediately recognize a pattern. In addition, chess openings are…

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  • How To Play The 2 Move Checkmate

    The 2 move Checkmate, also called the Fool’s Mate, is a combination of moves in a chess game that allows the player with the black pieces to checkmate the white…

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  • How to Checkmate With Two Rooks? A Beginner Friendly Guide

    Checkmating with two rooks is a common form of checkmate in the endgame, especially in beginner games. It involves the two rooks moving across the board, constantly giving checks, and…

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    Checkmate with two rooks
  • Can You Checkmate With Two Knights?

    The short answer to this puzzling question is YES and NO. Confused? Let's break it down. Technically, you can checkmate an opposing king with two knights but you can't force…

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    Hand of chess player holding up a black knight above a chess board
  • How To Carry Out The Queen And King Checkmate in Chess

    The queen and king checkmate happen frequently in chess games. Many games conclude in King + Queen vs. King, with the player in possession of the queen having to follow…

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    Avoiding stalemate on the chessboard
  • How To Play The Two Bishop Checkmate

    The king and two bishop checkmate is another basic checkmate that occurs in chess games. While this type of mate is unusual in many games, it's important to get familiar…

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  • Learn The Bishop And Knight Checkmate: Understanding The Chess Pieces

    This pattern works by limiting the opponent's king to a corner of the board, where the bishop and king take control of the opponent king's flight squares. The opponent is…

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    Bishop and Knight Checkmate
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