Quiz – Mate in one with the Queen

Mate in one move with the queen

Being able to spot a checkmate will end the game.

An angry queen

A king’s ransom, not enough for a lazy ambition. Wandering to a square not his own, His actions hardly done under duress. She plots her revenge steadily!

A mountain of trickery has gone. Leaving her blind to the scale of his deceit. Ranks broken, files destroyed to get at a different maiden; Younger heart but feebler mind attracted.

Her anger rises. Her power grows as her openness make all tremble at her majesty. She dominates the playing area, leaving no man safe. Wicked William counts his days.

(Excerpt taken from the English Translation of Act 2 - King William’s Mistress, Guillaume Poyet/ Translation credit to I C Betterword)

Using your queen to deliver mate

The queen is the most versatile piece and can deliver mate in a number of ways. Try your solutions out on the board and select the answer in the box below:

Find Mate in One (Queen)

This test will ask the user to find a mate in one move, using the queen. Try your solutions out on the board and select the answer in the box below:

Other Helpful Advice

If you would like to learn more about getting checkmate with the queen, see our instructive site: Queen checkmates the king and watch our youtube video: