26 ( +1 | -1 ) Rook-King MatingIs it possible to mate with a Rook and a King...I'm in a game now where I will offer a draw if I can't mate...I'm asking here so I don't have to waste who knows how many moves to find out...I don't need to know how I just need to know if it's possible...Thanx...
26 ( +1 | -1 ) It's quite easy to mate with a rook and a king against king. Just get his king to the edge of the board, force it into opposition with your king and check with your rook. It's even easier if his/her king is in the corner.
67 ( +1 | -1 ) rook and kingThis is one thing you should learn to do almost without thinking as it happens or threatens to happen countless times. Like finduriel said, it's easy. You're lucky your opponent resigned, sometimes they play on and on so you have to "show" them the mate. Keep practicing it until you can start your opponents king in center of board, gradually force him to the edge, opposing your king with his and checking him backward until he can't go back any more. Now, I don't know how to mate with two bishops of bishop and knight, but some more talented players can also do this with ease. The difference is, in all my years of playing, I've never had the opportunity to try!
29 ( +1 | -1 ) Just as I mentioned before in another thread ( no disresect Ticad!..but sounds like you where lucky ! ) but I find it strange that a 1300+ player doesn't already know these fundamentals? to get to this grade?
67 ( +1 | -1 ) ticadYou should /never/ ask about a game that's still in progress... it's just not fair. Wait until a game is finished before you ask questions about it, please.
As to your question, any endgame book, or intro. book on chess, will show you how to mate with K+R v K.
It's also a good idea to be able to mate with K+B+B v K, and to be familiar with the concepts of mating with K+B+N v K (specifically, the concept of "building a wall" with the B+N). You may never actually finish a game with the latter (it's quite unusual), but I have won games by using concepts from that ending that would have been more difficult by other methods.
49 ( +1 | -1 ) K + RIs very easy. No I am not making fun of you. It's easier than K + Q because the stalemate risk is very low. The easy (but somewhat longer) way is to force his king to the corner without ever giving check. The typical checkmate position is lone king on corner (say h1),rook giving check on h file,your king on f2 or f1.
Another procedure which does involve checking the king is driving him to the edge of the board. Checkmate position with kings in opposition and rook delivering mate.
39 ( +1 | -1 ) spurtus and ticadspurtus - I believe it is best not to question the endgame skill of another player. It should be obvious that ticad does quite well in other aspects of chess, and is fully entitled to his gameknot rating.
ticad - I will email you the section in my book, "Practical Endgame Weapons", so that you can learn a fool-proof technique to win in R v K endgames.
Best to both of you.
6 ( +1 | -1 ) Might want to ask permission of the author before doing so :o)
8 ( +1 | -1 ) Then again, asking permission of the author might be symptomatic of scizophrenia.