Checkmate Exercises

Each month, a set of mating positions will be published for you to solve.  This month, we will start with some easy one’s, they are all checkmate in one.  How hard can that be?

All the following are check mate in one, these should be easy to spot.  The key is to look at each pattern, and understand what elements make up the checkmate.

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The Queen and Bishop Checkmate Tactic

This example is a checkmate in 4 for White, and involves the Queen and Bishop working together.  Can you spot the checkmate?  If not, then do not worry.  Let us try and break it down.

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Lytham Junior Chess Congress Report

A great turnout for our first time at AKS Lytham Independent School for the recent Lancashire Junior Chess Congress. A great warm welcome from the school, excellent playing facilities and excellent facilities for the parents and guardians, as 50+ junior chess players battled it out in their respective sections. A special thank you to the school for making us feel so welcome, and the excellent facilities available. The restaurant food was excellent! The chess was good as well, and some excellent results all round.

Arriving at AKS Lytham on a bright and crisp morning.

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