Written by Alexey W. Root on
Tue, Apr 02 2013 (18:12)
Each group spent about 15 minutes with me. When not with me, each group played chess games supervised by the Chess Program Director.
Basic Endgame Checkmates, part three (part 2 was 10-16-12). White to move.
For Beginners: White: Ke1 + Qd1 + Rh1 vs. Black Ke5 checkmate.
For Experienced: White Ke1 + Ra1 + Rh1 vs. Black Ke5 checkmate.
For Advanced: White Ke1 + Qa1 vs. Black Kd5 checkmate.
For the Beginner and Experienced groups, I demonstrated the checkmate on the demonstration board first. Since this was the third time this academic year on these basic checkmates (though the first time for newcomers to the spring program), I called on students to play moves for both sides and just gave guiding comments to them. Then students partnered up to practice and to be tested by me. Students who were proficient can move on to more challenging basic checkmates (such as K and R vs. K).