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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