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  1. 08 Dec '05 02:12
    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 checkmate?

    By forcing a checkmate I mean that if I play well, I can checkmate the opponent even if he is Kasparov. Got me? Thanks.
  2. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    08 Dec '05 02:16
    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.
  3. 08 Dec '05 02:19
    Why don't you set up a board and work it out . You might learn something.
  4. 08 Dec '05 02:28
    Thanks for your help.

    1 rook can checkmate with the help of a king? Thats awesome.
  5. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    08 Dec '05 02:57
    Originally posted by yashsr
    Thanks for your help.

    1 rook can checkmate with the help of a king? Thats awesome.
    Yup. I'd try to work it out on your own, but if you get stuck http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chess/The_Endgame
  6. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    08 Dec '05 04:09
    Originally posted by yashsr
    1 rook can checkmate with the help of a king? Thats awesome.
    Try it blindfold. Your opponent will find it hilarious.
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    08 Dec '05 10:16
    Originally posted by ark13
    1 knight and 1 bishop can, but it's very difficult
    Not anymore...
    Thread 32573

    D
  8. 08 Dec '05 12:34
    You can't if you have K+2 knights v K, however, you can if the opponent has K+P but only extreme circumstances - very rare but interesting.
  9. 08 Dec '05 12:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by yashsr
    Thanks for your help.

    1 rook can checkmate with the help of a king? Thats awesome.
    Game 1601724

    One rook, cooperating with your king is enough for checkmate.
  10. 08 Dec '05 12:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Whats goin on eh
    Game 1601724

    One rook, cooperating with your king is enough for checkmate.
    EDIT: what the hell . . .
  11. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    08 Dec '05 13:48
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Not anymore...
    Thread 32573

    D
    Shameless plugger.
  12. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    08 Dec '05 15:24
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Not anymore...
    Thread 32573

    D
    Well, I still consider it very difficult. And I meant OTB. Here you can look up anything you want to.