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Mating Patterns - forced mating sequences

Checkmate - 'Queen and Bishop' v 'King'

Wolverhampton Chess Club


It may be pretty easy to checkmate with Queen and King. With a powerful Bishop to assist the task is easier! The King doesn't even have to help - the Queen and Bishop do all of the work.

White to move.

He can checkmate without the help of the King.

Qb7 # checkmate

here are some other examples. There are other pieces on the board but it is the combination of the Queen and Bishop which deliver the checkmate.