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The Protection Checkmate

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The Protection Checkmate

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 Hello Chess for Children kids! This is National Master Mr C. and this articles subject is the Protection Checkmate.

What is the Protection Checkmate?

 It is the checkmate with the Queen and Rook. There are actually 2 plans which we can use to checkmate with the Queen and Rook the first one being the Protection Checkmate and the Second one being called the walk. We will be talking about both plans in this article.

Plan # 1 – Protection

We call it the Protection Mate because the pieces protect each other going down the board.

Step 1: Limit the King.

We limit the King’s choices by going on either side of him. (see diagram below)

Queen and Rook CheckmateQueen and Rook  

Step 2: We then check the King with first the Rook making sure that the Rook is protected by the Queen (see next diagram) 

Queen and Rook 2Queen and Rook 2

Step 3: Check with the Queen making sure that the Rook is protecting Her Majesty (next diagram)

Queen And Rook 3
Queen And Rook 3

Step 4: Repeat until checkmate is achieved. (see Below)

Queen and Rook Mate Queen and Rook Mate

Plan 2 : The Walk

We call this plan the walk because the Queen and the Rook walk the King to the end of the board.

This is the way we do it.

Step 1: Make sure the Queen is protecting the Rook. (diagram)

The Walk First Position
The Walk First Position

Step 2: Move the Queen or the Rook to check the King off of the row he is on. In this case we use the Queen. (see diagram)

Queen First
Queen First

 Step 3: The we move the other piece to check the King and move him off the row he is on.  In this case it is the Rook (see diagram)

Then the Rook
Then the Rook

Step 4: Repeat until checkmate has been achieved. (diagram)

Walk Checkmate
Walk Checkmate
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