What is considered to be mating material? Charles FREEBIRD June 28, 2018 18:56 Updated Follow Rules :: What is considered to be mating material? Anything other than this IS mating material: just a King a King and a Bishop a King and a Knight For more details go to the draw helpfile. Back to main page Related articles Rules of chess When can there be a draw? What is stalemate? Different ways of winning a game How do promotions work? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.