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Basic checkmates

There's no point starting a game of chess if you don't know how to finish one. In this tutorial, we'll be looking at the most important checkmates and those that occur most frequently in actual play. It's essential to know these, not just so you can pull them off in your own games, but so you can avoid giving your opponent the opportunity as well! A lot of new players start worrying about what order they should be moving their pieces at the start of the game, but you should leave that sort of thing until after you have learned the basic checkmates. It doesn't matter how well you play the beginning of the game if you can't finish your opponent off later on.

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