Mating Patterns (Part 3)

Some basic mating patterns everyone should know. (Part 3)

 Anderssen's  Mate

 Dove-Tail Mate

 Damiano's Bishop Mate 

 Reti's Mate 

Arabian Mate

 

 

 

Philidor's Legacy

 

 

 

The above Dovetail mate, while it shows the pattern, isn't forced.

A better Dovetail Mate

 

 

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Comments


  • 9 months ago

    playerafar

    Very nice contributions by batgirl.
    I have to point out that according to Wikipedia the 'dovetail' mate shown above
    is 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

  • 10 months ago

    Newba

    This is wonderful.

  • 5 years ago

    sampasman

    Very nice data base. Isn't there a way to save our favourite articles so we can reach them whenever we want?

    Thanx ;)

  • 5 years ago

    hicetnunc

    Very nice collection, especially the historical examples.

    Thank you very much Smile

  • 5 years ago

    vinith

    wow!!

  • 6 years ago

    dave_9990

    not forced here but the mate next move probably deserves a mention as a type of back rank mate:-

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=43517685

    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:-

     
  • 6 years ago

    Thraynard

    Idem. Thanks from Chile for the stuff!!! Can`t with words my gratitude, or at least with english words Tongue out. Thanks ! !

  • 6 years ago

    aldlv

    fantastic!!!

  • 6 years ago

    khorne

    Brillant!!!!!

  • 7 years ago

    peterwaffles

    Magnifico, gracias.

  • 7 years ago

    KriptikMike

    Very entertaining! Thanks a lot for all the awesome mating patterns!

  • 8 years ago

    khaled77

    thanks batgirl

  • 8 years ago

    figrock

    I can not thank you enough, batgirl! What an awesome article that I will be back to read again and again! Excellent post..! Cool

  • 8 years ago

    uritbon

    isn't the so called forced dovetail a gueridon? (if thats how the name is spelled)

  • 8 years ago

    Michael_Sarmiento

    it's enlightening... i already recommended to some newbie friends for reference. ..
  • 9 years ago

    JF1

    the last two mates are really good, like smothered mate as well
  • 9 years ago

    SirDonald

    Dear Batgirl,

    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.

    SirDonald


  • 9 years ago

    oldsalt7

    Thank you
  • 9 years ago

    wildangels

    These are very helpful! What a great idea Batgirl! Thanks.
  • 9 years ago

    kolechess

    Hey nice stuff got to rember these patterns cause i swear that i come across those situations all the time.
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