Hi , my name is Rebecca Taman with chess NYC .
And I'm gonna show you today how to check mate with the king and queen versa .
Now , sometimes people are at the end of the game and they're like , oh , I'm stuck .
How do I check mate with the king and queen ?
So this is gonna give you a quick tutorial on how to do it quickly to start just trying to checkmate with just the queen is not gonna work .
Let's take a look .
If I come here , check the king runs away is if I keep getting closer to the king , the king can still run away .
Even if I bring the king into the corner of the board , he has an escape .
There is no way to checkmate with just a queen .
So let's bring it back .
The queen's partner , the king .
These two need to work simultaneously together to checkmate the kit .
The best way to check me is by creating a night shadow with the queen .
What I mean is that we want to bring the queen a night's shadow or a night's move away from the king .
The king has only a few options now he is cut out from five squares .
Therefore , whatever move the king makes the queen follows that move .
If the king goes up diagonal , the queen follows up diagonal , keeping the knight's shadow , the king moves over .
The queen moves over one step .
If the king goes up diagonal , the queen goes up diagonal , the king goes over , we move over .
Now the king is trapped in the corner .
This is where we stop .
If we bring the queen , the next step , the king is gonna be in stalemate .
So therefore , we wanted give the king a little bit of breathing room , let him have a space to move .
And now we bring our king , the king is going to dance back and forth as we march our king towards the queen .
And then we are going to create what's called an in your face checkmate .
The queen is going to get in the face of the king and it's like in your face , Mr King checkmate , this is checkmate because the queen is looking at the king and the king has no squares to move .
If it tries to move to G eight , it's check .
If it tries to move to H seven , it's check , it cannot capture the queen because then it would be next to the king .
And we know that that's illegal and there is no piece that we can put in between to block a checkmate .
Therefore , this is checkmate and that's how you checkmate with the king and queen .