White first. Black next. Rook Knight Bishop Queen King Bishop Knight Rook. Black mirrors it from white' s orientation. The King and Queen's positions are reversed from black' s orientation. Check is when the King is in the moving field of a enemy piece (piece of the opposite color). You can move your King away from check, block it with a friendly piece (piece of the same color), or capture the checking piece with one of yours. Stalemate is when one team cannot move at all. Checkmate is when the King has nowhere to go. You cannot do all three things to escape check in every situation present.