Checkmating with Rooks

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Checkmating with two Rooks is very similar to checkmating with the Queen and Rook. However, it may take a little longer to checkmate with the two Rooks because the King is able to attack them more than it can attack the Queen. This is the position you should be aiming for to checkmate the enemy King with two Rooks:

Mating with Rooks

The Rook confines the King to the edge of the board and the other Rook delivers checkmate.

Let's put the King in the middle of the board. The King must now be driven to the edge before checkmate can be delivered. Mating with Rooks
1. Ra5+  

Mating with Rooks

1. ...Kd6 2. Rb6+  

Mating with Rooks

2. ...Kc7 3. Raa6  

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3. ...Kd8 4. Rb7  

Mating with Rooks

3. ...Kc8 4. Raa7  

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3. ...Kd8 4. Rb8#  

Mating with Rooks

Practise checkmating with two Rooks against a King with a friend or chess computer until you are confident of delivering checkmate in this way.

 

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