11 Mate with rook and king

11.1 Tutorial

Checkmating with a rook only works at the edge of the board. Your own king helps to drive the opposing one to the edge and offers support in the mating pattern.

After mate with the queen alone, this ending is the second most frequently seen technical mate. It is, however, slightly more difficultt, It arises, e.g., in the endgame when

the black rook is sacrificed for a passed pawn which cannot be stopped so that this material
is left.

11.2 Exercises

Move directly on the board to input a solution. Either click first on the start square and then on the target square. Or click on the piece, hold on to it, move it tot he target square and let go of it. The button ‘Left arrow’ takes back the move.
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