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Play hundreds of free chess puzzles in six difficulty ratings, from novice to fiendish representing the number of moves to checkmate your opponent. There is also an option to play a regular free chess game against a computer opponent. Have Fun!
Do you think it is fun to play chess, and do you also enjoy to play a free online game? If you are in the same mood as us today, you probably would like to play our Mate Master Chess game online right now. Am I right? ;)
Use the mouse to click on a piece to move. In Puzzle mode, the goal is to checkmate your opponent within the given number of moves.
Chess Mate (also refered to as checkmate) is a game position in which a player's king is threatened with capture and there is no way to remove the threat. Checkmating the opponent wins the game. The king is never actually captured, but 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.
Those who can't get enough of the game, and also have a passion for it that goes beyond simple one-on-one competition usually play chess puzzles. Unlike playing out a whole game with a competitor, chess puzzles will present a particular scenario on a chess board and challenge a player to perform a particular task with it. This task is often to play as one side (usually white) and try to win the game in a certain number of moves (usually two or three). But there are also other types of chess puzzles that require a player to perform very different kinds of tasks. Remarkably, chess puzzles are about as old as chess itself. Early chess masters of the eighth and ninth centuries composed their own challenges. Chess puzzles are great for developing competitive skills. Some experts say that studying endgame scenarios is the best way for beginners to advance their knowledge of strategy. But other, more advanced puzzles pose scenarios that are statistically improbable - that is, an average game with competent players would never produce them.