20362 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Some basic mating patterns everyone should know. (Part 3)
Damiano's Bishop Mate
The above Dovetail mate, while it shows the pattern, isn't forced.
A better Dovetail Mate
Part 1Part 2
Very nice contributions by batgirl.I have to point out that according to Wikipedia the 'dovetail' mate shown aboveis in fact not a dovetail mate. Its a 'gueridon' mate. Also called swallow's tail mate.The gueridon mate features vertical or lateral (horizontal) Q-checking with the mated King's diagonal retreat squares crowded by his own pieces.The dovetail mate features diagonal Q-checking with the mated King's lateral and horizontal (lateral) retreat squares crowded by his own pieces.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern#Dovetail_mate
This is wonderful.
Very nice data base. Isn't there a way to save our favourite articles so we can reach them whenever we want?Thanx ;)
Very nice collection, especially the historical examples.
Thank you very much
not forced here but the mate next move probably deserves a mention as a type of back rank mate:-
there are 3 checkmates in the following postion:-http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=43484980
and another one of my games looked like this:-
Idem. Thanks from Chile for the stuff!!! Can`t with words my gratitude, or at least with english words . Thanks ! !
Very entertaining! Thanks a lot for all the awesome mating patterns!
I can not thank you enough, batgirl! What an awesome article that I will be back to read again and again! Excellent post..!
isn't the so called forced dovetail a gueridon? (if thats how the name is spelled)
It is with the most profound appreciation that I commend you for your voluminous contributions of the highest calibre to the world of chess. I am somewhat of a neophyte in this area, but I clearly recognize your depth and sensitivity as you treat each topic you choose to write about. I have greatly enjoyed your writings, and look forward to more. Batgirl, you are truly gifted. Best wishes.
S B C NC, U.S.A.
View complete profile
Links: Paul Morphy A History of Blitz Articles about Women and Chess
The Queen of ChessPart IPart IIPart IIIPart IV
The Ladies' Chess Club of LondonThe First YearThe Early YearsThe Middle YearsLadies' Entry into the Chess World
Prince Dadian's Unknown GamesPt. IPt. IIPt. IIIPt. IVPt. VPt. VIPt. VII
The Childhood of Russian ChessPart IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V
Romantic ChessThe Dreaded CunninghamBertin Gambit: What Would You Give for an AttackVillemsom's Gambit in the KGAThe King's Gambit, Classically DeclinedKing's Gambit TalkPetrov's Defense in the King's GambitMuzio Madness Pt.IMuzio Madness Pt.IIMuzio Madness Pt.IIIMorphy's MuziosThe Bishops Gambit: pre-1900Eisenberg's Gambit
Develpment of Western ChessGioacchino Greco Philidor Deschapelles The Professor of ChessLouis-Charles Mahe de La BourdonnaisGeorge Walker -by HJR MurrayWilliam Lewis -by HJR MurrayHoward Staunton - by HJR MurrayParsloe's Coffee-House by MurrayMedieval Chess Stories by MurrayThe Courier Game by MurrayH.J.R. MurrayThe Ups and Downs of John Henry Huttmann
Opening ExplorerGame ExplorerGame Database
Terms Of ServiceSubmit a Ticket
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!