Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess in which a player's king is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to remove the threat. Checkmating the opponent wins the game. In chess the king is never actually captured – the game ends as soon as the king is checkmated. In master and serious amateur play, most players resign an inevitably lost game before being checkmated, and it is considered bad etiquette to continue playing in a completely hopeless position.

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• Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess in which a player's king is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to remove the threat. Checkmating the opponent wins the game. In chess the king is never actually captured – the game ends as soon as the king is checkmated. In master and serious amateur play, most players resign an inevitably lost game before being checkmated, and it is considered bad etiquette to continue playing in a completely hopeless position. If a player is not in check but has no legal move, then it is stalemate, and the game immediately ends in a draw. A checkmating move is recorded in algebraic notation using the hash symbol (#) – for example, 34.Qh8#. (en)
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• This is stalemate if Black is to move. The white king can also be on c7 or b6.
• Black is checkmated
• Checkmate, but cannot be forced
• Final position
• Fool's Mate – White is checkmated.
• Scholar's Mate – Black is checkmated.
• This is a stalemate if Black is to move.
• This is stalemate if Black is to move.
• White has been checkmated
• White is checkmated after 41...Rc2#
• White to move wins.
• White wins.
• Smothered mate after 27.Nf7+ Kg8 28.Nh6+ Kh8 29.Qg8+ Rxg8 30.Nf7#
• Stalemate if Black is to move. The white queen blocks off all possible moves for black, regardless of where the white king is placed on the board.
• White wins by Stamma's mate, with either side to move.
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• Pandolfini
• Checkmate with a rook
• D. Byrne vs. Fischer
• Nogueiras vs. Gongora
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• Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess in which a player's king is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to remove the threat. Checkmating the opponent wins the game. In chess the king is never actually captured – the game ends as soon as the king is checkmated. In master and serious amateur play, most players resign an inevitably lost game before being checkmated, and it is considered bad etiquette to continue playing in a completely hopeless position. (en)
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