9. Mar, 2021

Checkmate !

The ultimate aim in chess is delivering checkmate – trapping your opponent´s king. The term checkmate is an alteration of the Persian phrase “Shah Mat”, meaning literally, “the King is ambushed”, and not “the King is dead”, which is a common misconception.

Diagram - Black has allowed White's pawn on the a-file to slip through & must now prevent it from queening...


The Centre Counter opening can be challenging for Black with its queen exposed to a series of attacks