SO when anybody say to me checkmate that’s how I always imagine it :smiley:
Done In cycles 1000 samples

Very nice piece. I like the textures and lighting.

Checker pattern is too small for these pieces :smiley:

It’s an amazing scene with some adequate details like the broken cross of the white king which underlines the checkmate. You used very good textures for the figures.
Perhaps (but it’s independent from the personal point of view) you should make more contrast between the white and black figures. The black king and queen in the background are looking a bit too bright in context to the white in center of the picture.

Thank you all for these tips and @chris_at_LA well thank you so much and yea I kinda have the same idea :smiley: to make the black ones darker