What is checkmate?
Checkmate is when “the king has been captured”. Checkmate can be considered to be when a move is made by an opponent where the opponent’s king is in threat of being taken, and there is no valid move left to avoid this threat, this is considered to be checkmate.
What are the chess pieces played with?
Each player starts out with 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 1 queen and 1 king.