Chess Endgame: King and Queen vs. King and Knight 24.04.2023 How to checkmate with king and queen vs. king and knight. Post navigation PreviousNext 42 Comments forgot to promote horsey to a knook Reply How many of you are from Mproov Reply after the watching the entire video i still cannot do this. I'm 1600 rated. Reply Great vid. I liked how, at the start, you took the time to explore the vital KvN checking patterns that can occur and how to stay just out of reach. That's something simple and helpful to learn. Reply Very helpful. Thank you. I drew a game the other night that I should have won. Reply thanks Reply U know you could checkmate in 1 move Reply Very good, thanks 🙂 Reply ARGH this is a pain to do in blitz Reply I think it simplifies it to simply say the King moves either on a different color square than the Knight or on the 2 away diagonal. Appreciate the helpful video, Kevin. This was killing me. Reply Thanks. Reply I wish I knew how to do this 10 minutes ago. I had this same situation with an extra pawn to spare and I panicked because I was running out of time. Reply Wow this is pretty hard. Gonna take a lot of practice and patience to master this. Reply Thank you 💛 Reply Thanks sir Reply I wasn't able to do it with 2 seconds on my clock, he forked my queen and king and I resigned. Then I realized it could have been a draw xD Reply I still can't do it T_T Reply Always keep your pieces in different colours… Thats the only tip u need to avoid forks from the knight Reply One of the harder endgames. Although very rare, it’s fun to learn it. Reply this was very helpful. i'm off to train my new skill. thank you. Reply I have to play this a 2x speed Reply Thanks. Reply i fucking hate king vs knight it gives me aids thank u Reply Queen vs knight in worse position, how many moves it should take to check mate ? Reply this makes me want to slit my throat oh my FUCKING god Reply 9:48 – Kc4 is actually a pretty cool move because after 1. …Ne5 2.Kc3 black doesn't have any more checks and if doesn't wanna be mated can go 2. …Ka5 but then 3. Kd4! and knight is lost.. Reply Thank you! I'm going to watch this video and practice everyday until I have this figured out. Right now it's driving me nuts! Hopefully in a week it'll be relatively straightforward for me. Reply Finally I mated stockfish Reply IDK why I'm very annoyed by his breathing, his pauses between words, his tone, and his choice of words otherwise a great vid Reply Thanks I was about to quit playing chess because I couldn’t figure this stupid shit out honestly if I’m ever in this position I’m gonna smack my opponent and tell him to resign or I’m getting me mallet Reply this is a very annoying one. Reply Your demonstration of keeping the Black king in a "box" and to continually restrict the box with the queen only works in your demonstration because you always show the Black king yielding and voluntarily being restricted when, instead, he could refuse to budge by simply dancing his knight around his king. I've tried using your "box" method when playing against a chess engine and there is simply no progress that can be made that I can see. It's not so easy to keep making the "box" smaller and smaller as you demonstrated. Even when I watched your demonstration in the video, when you decide to move the Black king back, I was thinking, "Why doesn't Black just move his knight, instead?" My experience is that the Black king resists this method and will usually just move his knight to a different square. If the Black king can avoid yielding to the attempts of the queen to restrict it by simply making a knight move, it's difficult for White to make progress. What I'm saying is this: It's not so easy to get the Black king to the edge of the board. Reply thanks this was very helpful Reply Thank you. That video helped me so much. Especially the beginning to memorize, where the King can't get attacked. Not only did it help me to master that endgame. I also use these patterns in the middlegame to avoid knight traps now! Reply Excellent! Thank you. Reply very nice, thank you! Reply At 7:35 why not move Q c5? Reply I thunk the first part is pretty useless.You can simply only move the king to the opposite coulour square with the knight and they can not check you Reply 9:21 what is he moved the horse outside instead?? Reply is this the guy who invented the knook?? Reply one more think to know, if you same color, knight cant check, also if queen and king different color there is no fork. Reply Easily the most annoying endgame to deal with as a beginner Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.