Originally posted by yashsr
I want to know which pieces can force a checkmate along with the king in the end-game i.e. after pawns of both teams have gone and the opposite side in only left with a king.
I am sure 2 rooks can force a checkmate and I have also heard that 1 queen along with the king can force a checkmate, please confirm that its true.
Can 1 rook with a king force a c ...[text shortened]... I mean that if I play well, I can checkmate the opponent even if he is Kasparov. Got me? Thanks.
1 Queen certainly can
1 Rook also can easily
2 Bishops can, but it's a bit tough
1 knight and 1 bishop can, but it's very difficult
Those are the common ones. I don't know about things like 3 knights, but those will almost never happen.