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  1. 19 Jul '10 00:11
    Hi there, I was just wondering if a Rock + King could force mate against a Knight + King ... thanks for any reply.
  2. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    19 Jul '10 00:21 / 1 edit
    no, at least not in most positions.
  3. 19 Jul '10 00:49
    It's a draw if the knight stays near its king. If it strays it could be captured.

    From Tarrasch's The Game of Chess

  4. 19 Jul '10 15:11
    Originally posted by titoupousse
    Hi there, I was just wondering if a Rock + King could force mate against a Knight + King ... thanks for any reply.
    If the Knight strays towards the corners or sides there is are greater chances to force the win. There is a good video on this on the 'chesswebsite'
    YouTube
  5. 21 Jul '10 19:24
    Thanks a lot for those answers, particularly the video was very instructive.