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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Learn how to play Chess the right way from beginner to master level. National Master Robert Ramirez will take you up the pyramid by following a proven Chess training program he has been improving and implementing for over 10 years.

Benefits of Playing Chess:
​- Promotes brain growth
– Increases problem-solving skills
– It exercises both sides of the brain
– Raises your IQ
– Sparks your creativity
– Teaches planning and foresight
– Teaches patience and concentration
– Optimizes memory improvement
– Improves recovery from stroke or disability
– Helps treat ADHD

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. Thank you so much sir for these amezing lessons

  2. Bro ! Take a bow MAN Really Fascinating , rooting for more videos

  3. The Queen rules, but she can’t go too far without her King 😅 Thank you for another great lesson. I’ve been following your program and I love it! Looking forward to the next one.

  4. Thank you so much for these amazing lessons!

    I have a question regarding what side I should force the opponent's king to go to;
    Isn't it better if I force their king to go to the side close to my king (in order to deliver a faster checkmate)?
    That might save from the 50 moves draw rule.

    Thanks for your time!

  5. the knight jump position helps me a lot. thank you! 🙂

  6. I used the think of the "Wall of Fire" as a Road Block or Moat. Growing up, I played a lot of amateur chess, where I discovered this for myself along with the 2 rook checkmate. We had an informal rule : Once only the opponent king remains (all pieces and pawns are off) we had to checkmate in 32 moves or it was a draw. It was much later I discovered things like stalemate or perpetual mate. I have drawn many games by looking for sneaky stalemates when down 😂

  7. Thank you for such great content! Currently going through your lessons 🙂

  8. I wish I had heard "knight jump position" about half a year ago – would have saved me a lot of accidental stalemates and frustration before I clued in!

  9. ok.this is the first thing i didnt know! knight jump position with queen in the finals game with queen and king vs king. nice!

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