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  1. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    07 Dec '06 15:29
    The second easiest of the 5 elemantary mates.

    From the position (black to move)



    1. ... Ke7
    Head towards the centre as you cannot be mated there

    2. Qd5
    Restricting the Kings space as much as possible

    2. ... Kf7
    Staying as close to the centre as possible

    3. Qe6
    Restricting space again

    3. ... Kg8
    [/i] No better, or worse than Kh2[/i]

    4. Qd7
    Restricting King to g8 and h8 only

    4. ... Kh8
    No where else

    5. Kf2
    The Queen cannot deliver mate by herself so the King must be bought up. Note not 5. Qf7?? restricting further as this is stalemate (a draw)

    5. ... Kg8;
    6. Kg3 .. Kh8;
    7. Kg4 .. Kg8;
    8. Kg5 .. Kh8;
    9. Kg6 .. Kg8;
    10. Qg7++

    How to mate with K & R vs K coming up
  2. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    07 Dec '06 22:13
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    The second easiest of the 5 elemantary mates.

    From the position (black to move)

    [fen]4k3/8/8/8/8/8/8/3QK3[/fen]

    1. ... Ke7
    [b] Head towards the centre as you cannot be mated there


    2. Qd5
    Restricting the Kings space as much as possible

    2. ... Kf7
    Staying as close to the centre as possible

    3. Qe ...[text shortened]... Kg4 .. Kg8;
    8. Kg5 .. Kh8;
    9. Kg6 .. Kg8;
    10. Qg7++

    How to mate with K & R vs K coming up[/b]
    I already knew how to mate with Q + K vs. K, but I like your depth in teaching endgames...

    Could you post a tutorial for checkmates (not helpmates) using:

    K+N/B vs. K+R
    K+N/B vs. K+Q

    or any other combination where both sides have pieces?

    Anything would be appreciated...