AnswerBun.com

Knight and King vs Queen and King

Chess Asked by Udit Pandey on October 3, 2020

Can the knight and king in anyway mate a queen and knight?

I was recently playing a game which I lost. The player with the king and queen was playing suboptimally. On the last move I captured a pawn with the queen since I was low on time.
enter image description here

2 Answers

As far as I know, regardless of the opponent's skill or number of pawns/pieces, it is impossible to Checkmate using only a knight and a king, since the knight can't cover enough squares to completely block the opponent's king.

Hope this helps.

Answered by AJ2599 on October 3, 2020

No. The problem is that the queen covers too many squares.

Consider this (illegal) checkmate position with king and 2 knights vs king and queen:

[fen "kq6/2N5/KN6/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]

If you remove either knight then the queen can take the other one.

Answered by Brian Towers on October 3, 2020

Add your own answers!

Related Questions

Chess engine with API

6  Asked on December 3, 2020 by salvador-dali

   

A cramped opposite color Bishop endgame

2  Asked on November 28, 2020 by stefano

 

Knight and King vs Queen and King

2  Asked on October 3, 2020 by udit-pandey

     

Does anyone know if there is an English translation of this book?

2  Asked on September 21, 2020 by welyab-paula

 

What projects have been undertaken to solve chess completely?

10  Asked on August 18, 2020 by shashank-shekhar-singh

 

Ask a Question

Get help from others!

© 2022 AnswerBun.com. All rights reserved. Sites we Love: PCI Database, MenuIva, UKBizDB, Menu Kuliner, Sharing RPP, SolveDir