Letter #10 - 2001
7:27:41 PM PDT
Is there another name for “checkmate”?
I have a co-worker who was asked for another name for checkmate and was not able to come up with the answer.
This has my curiosity up because I am not aware of another term for the end of the game.
Looking forward to your answer.
Mate, -short for checkmate-, is widely accepted by most Chess players.
The word “checkmate” comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means
“The King is dead”.
"Shah Mat" could be another optional name for checkmate but is not very popular to use it nor recommended by us.
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