28 December 2008 @ 19:43Is it checkmate?

I’m no chess expert, but I know enough to try to teach my wife how to play. So, we got to this point. It is now the black’s turn to move (the clear piece). My pieces are the white ones. If the clear king takes the white queen, it will be moving into check. Any other space that the clear king can move into would also be check. I’m not sure if this is checkmate, but I don’t think it is stalemate either.

Chess experts, how does this game end?


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  1. Giancarlos | 29 Dec 2008 @ 8:56 #

    This is checkmate. White’s queen is protected by White’s king so Black has no move to make.

  2. Jon | 29 Dec 2008 @ 9:03 #


    I need to play more often and hone my chess skills.

  3. Iveta | 29 Dec 2008 @ 9:08 #

    :-( So, I lost both games. Again, tonight, I will try to defeat you.

  4. SyKoHPaTh | 29 Dec 2008 @ 10:04 #

    This would be a stalemate if the King (or any other piece) couldn’t move, but wasn’t in check.

  5. Jon | 29 Dec 2008 @ 10:08 #

    Hmm, if it is stalemate, then the game is a draw.

  6. jeremy | 29 Dec 2008 @ 14:31 #

    Actually I believe it is a stalemate. I don’t believe the clear king (black) can make a move that would endanger itself.

  7. jeremy | 29 Dec 2008 @ 14:32 #

    * is allowed to make a move that would endanger itself.

  8. tony | 30 Dec 2008 @ 2:58 #

    Seems to be a checkmate. Shake hands and move to round two.

  9. Iveta | 30 Dec 2008 @ 11:28 #

    Wow! Such differing opinions. I think my opponent is a bit scared… he has avoided my challenge. :-)

  10. Robert | 03 Feb 2009 @ 5:24 #

    This is check mate. The Black King is in Check by the White Queen. There is no legal move left that would get the Queen out of check therefore mate.

  11. Robert | 03 Feb 2009 @ 5:25 #

    typo…there is no move to get the King out of check.

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