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  • n  complete victory
  • n  a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  • v  place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

  • The winner is determined by knockout, checkmate, or referee decision.
  • The rescue operation was dubbed Jaque which means "check," as in checkmate, in Spanish and was indicative of how deeply Colombia's military intelligence has been able to .
  • And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it's stalemate.

  • Aquilino Pimentel Jr in USA Today
    Opposition Sen. Aquilino Pimentel called Arroyo's address a panic move: "Like in chess, she's close to a checkmate."
  • Goodluck Jonathan in BusinessDay
    Emphasising the new drive of the government in contract execution, President Jonathan said :"That is one of the reasons why we set up a committee to look into our procurement. The idea is not to victimise any contractor but the idea is to checkmate...
  • Howard Stern in CBS News
    You could choose to look at it that way. I don't. I look at it that I won. I go to a new medium. I'm uncensored. And for me, it's a checkmate,says Stern.

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