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CHESS ENDGAMES


King + Knight Vs King = Draw

In this example, the black King on a8 is in check, not in checkmate; the black King can move from a8 to a7.

A Knight is considered a minor piece because cannot checkmate with only its King.

The game ends in a draw by insufficient material; nobody wins.


King + Bishop Vs King = Draw

In this example, the white King on h1 is in check, not in checkmate; the white King can move from h1 to g1.

A Bishop is considered a minor piece because cannot checkmate with only its King.

The game ends in a draw by insufficient material; nobody wins.


King + Rook Vs King = Checkmate

In this example, the black King on h8 is in checkmate; white wins.

A Rook is considered a major piece because can checkmate with only its King.


King + Queen Vs King = Checkmate

In this example, the white King on d1 is in checkmate; black wins.

A Queen is considered a major piece because can checkmate with only its King.


King + 2 Knights Vs King = Draw

In this example, the black King on h8 is in check, not in checkmate; the black King can move from h8 to h7.

In the two Knights endgame, checkmate cannot be forced; it will be a draw.


King + 2 Bishops Vs King = Checkmate

In this example, the white King on a1 is in checkmate; black wins.

Two Bishops with their King can checkmate.


King + Bishop + Knight Vs King = Checkmate

In this example, the black King on a8 is in checkmate; white wins.

A Bishop and a Knight with their King can checkmate; it is the Bishop and Knight checkmate.