Chess lesson # 18: Queen and King vs King Checkmate | Learn how to play Chess the right way

Chess 4 All: The queen and king checkmate is one of the most important endgame patterns to learn. I have seen many players draw games they could have easily won by implementing what national master Robert Ramirez will teach you in this class. If you are ever left with your king and one queen —or in some cases even your king and one pawn— vs your opponent’s lonely king, you will know exactly how to effortlessly win the game.

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Chess is an intellectual battle where players are exposed to numerous mental processes such as analysis, attention to detail, synthesis, concentration, planning and foresight. Psychological factors are also present on and off the board; playing Chess stimulates our imagination and creativity. Every single move a player makes is the result of a deep analysis based on the elements presented on the battle field.

Chess in its essence teaches us psychological, sociological and even moral values. In a Chess game, both players start with the same amount of material and time. The fact that the white pieces move first is considered to be practically irrelevant —especially because a player typically plays one game as white and one game as black. Consequently, the final result of the battle solely depends on each player. It doesn’t matter if you win by taking advantage of your opponent’s mistakes or by simply avoiding mistakes yourself. Truth is that Chess is an extremely individual sport and our defeats can only be blamed on ourselves and no one else. And this, in the end, only benefits us because we learn to be and feel responsible for our actions and never come up with excuses to justify ourselves.

We also learn that when it comes to our victories on the board, our opponent’s mistakes play a more significant role than our own skills. Let’s not forget that a Chess game without any mistakes would be a draw. This way, Chess provides us with another valuable life lesson: be humble at all times.

About National Master Robert Ramirez:

With an outstanding background as a professional Chess player and over 8 years of teaching experience, Robert Ramirez brings both his passion and his expertise to the board, helping you believe & achieve!

Robert Ramirez was introduced to the fascinating world of Chess when he was 5 years old and has participated in prestigious tournaments such as the World Open Chess Tournament and the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championships. Thanks to his performance, he has earned his National Master title from the United States Chess Federation.

Currently, NM Ramirez and his carefully selected team teach at several private schools in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward and they also offers private lessons. He says the key to their success as Chess coaches is their ability to adapt to every student and to make lessons fun and interesting for students and even their family members.


  1. Such a brilliant move- Knight jump position. I am gonna use it in every ending. Thanks for sharing it sir.

  2. Learned this move today… defeated my friend with this move today… Siiiiiiiiii

  3. When the king repeats a move 3 time , then it will a draw
    So we won't win

  4. i was wandering to get some chess lessons , but could not find a single one which i was searching for. the i found u. thanks bro.

  5. This is the best series I've watched. Even the longer videos don't seem to be boring. Thanks for these awesome vids!

  6. you are amazing ,coach . one day this channel will be most favorite chess learning channel <3

  7. Thank you sir,I everyday watch 1 or two videos,I was confused in queen and king checkmate,again thank you

  8. I am gradually improving coz of ur videos sir 😊😊 Thanks a Lot again…. I have a long journey with u to finish..😌

  9. 6:18 Wow I thought it was checkmate, but it is stalemate actually. Thanks sir. 😀😀

  10. Never stop making vids we all love you and will support you ❤️ love from india

  11. i learnt the rook checkmate and used same technique for the queen. tx for the new concept.

  12. You're absolutely right about stalemate , like I would get excited to win the game and kept pushing my queen and there goes my win.
    Thank you

  13. I want to echo the appreciation for the "knight jump" which is new to me too.

  14. Thanx to this lesson otherwise mostly i give stalemate with king and queen

  15. Couldn't someone try to draw out the game to a 50-move tie by going back and forth across all the ranks available to them, plus the turns required to bring up your king?

  16. Thank You Brother …… 😭😭😭
    Early Morning 🌅🌄 15/10/21
    5:16 PM
    Started Learning Again …..

  17. how have i never seen the knight jump position? seems so basic but somehow no one ever showed me. these lessons are fantastic! thank you for them

  18. i leave a comment for the algorythm I needed to see the rook and king checkmate again I draw a game because i forgot it😂😭

  19. So am I the only one who keeps hearing “knight jail”

  20. I ldidnt know about the knight jump move.
    Your lesson was clearly explained.
    Thank you!!

  21. Knight Jump! What a concept! THANK YOU for this video.

  22. If opponent keep repeating that position with king for 3 times won't be draw ?

  23. In Poland this piece is called not a queen but "hetman". In our history hetmans were highest military officers. Queens (woman) have never fought on the battlefield. It's stupid name for the most powerful piece.

  24. ok something i noticed was that we could do the knight jump position in a different way without the firewall when Qa8 and black Ke5 by moving Q to f3 and taking it from there … also isnt it a draw if black had squares only and kept going back and forth for 3 times ?
    another question is if the black K had a whole rank the back rank 8 to move in could it be a draw if he chooses to move in only 2 squares?

  25. I am so bad in chess but after learning from you i somehow managed to reach 400+ rating….i know its not good but i am getting better…Love from India❤❤

  26. Please tell me what is Knight jump position because Queen is only rook and bishop moves only dout clear please

  27. What I like to do is visualise all of the titles surrounding my king as red squares where the enemy king can't go

  28. I'm going to use this from now on. Thanks!

  29. I'm almost 80 and I 'learned' to play chess when I 20, in the USN. I can't tell you the games I messed up because I didn't know this simple "knight jump position" idea. Thank you.

  30. Hey Robert I have a doubt I know it is after 2 years but if you can answer it it will make me very happy.So at 4:29 if the black king moves to c6 then how can we maintain the position as it can lead to stalemate

  31. great video, just in time! stalemated 3 games in row yesterday 😅

  32. This will help me alot, just need to learn to do it with a rook now

  33. Wouldn't it make more sense to drive their King towards your own King? Saves you having to do all the Queen stuff first, and THEN move your king over. After all, your King is in no danger from the other King as he has no backup and can't check or checkmate your King?

  34. I learned "Knight Jump Position" after 5 years of my amateur chess playing THANKS A LOT

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