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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.
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