Back-rank mateDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (3)
Back-rank mate is a common situation that can be used to create checkmate in beginner level games.
Checkmating with two rooksDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)
In this lesson we learn how to checkmate using two rooks to push the king to the edge of the board.
Checkmating with a queenDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)
In this lesson we learn how to checkmate using only a king and a queen to push the opponents king to a corner.
Smothered MateDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (0)
A smothered mate is a checkmate in which the opponent's king cannot move as it is surrounded by friendly pieces.
Breaking the covering pawnsDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (0)
Our opponents king is usually hiding in the corner behind pawns, we need to break through this in order to checkmate.
Rooks, Files, and RanksDifficulty: Beginner Rating: (0)
An introduction on how to use open files to send rooks into enemy territory, and how to use the 7th rank to eat up the enemy pawns.