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Some basic mating patterns everyone should know. (Part 1)
Thanks for the original post. Although I have seen some of these before it was very nice to have this collection to look through. One of the nicest feeling in chess is to see how a sack can lead to a mate although sometimes i have to admit i was convinced my sack was sound and found out that i had miscalculated and overlooked some resource my opponent had.whoops...
This is a similar game to the Morphy Mate which was posted earlier.
Learnable endgame studies .
Great information. Do you know of any one place that lists all of the mating nets?
Is there such a thing as RUBIKS CHESS, or Checkmate sided dice? Maybe opening sided dice for grandmaster tournaments.
thanks, this is really helpful. mostly the different kinds of mating
Thank you so much for the post and the comment batgirl, I am going to understand and memorize the principles (patterns) of the mates so I can recognize them in future games, I guess that's the correct way to learn most of the things in chess.
ivanmoises, All these mate threats, or variations of them, pop up in games. At higher levels, the mate itself is seldom exectued since a master will usually anticipate it, but the threat of the mate often limits the other players options and he has to make inferior moves to avoid the mate, or even allow a cetain "impossible" move by the first played due to the tactical threat of mate if the natural reply is made (e.g., in Morphy's mate, if black's knight on f6 had been on e8 the previous move, and if black had been aware to the mating threat, he might have moved Nce6 instead). So, the mates are real, and sometimes occur in games, especially at lower level games where one player knows the threat, but the other one doesn't) but usually they fall into some undercurrent that is just as important. Notice also that certain mates, such as legall's mate, aren't forced, but the alternative is also bad - in legall's mate by taking the knoght instead of the queen, black will lose a pawn and fall far back in development.
I think it's very important to know these patterns and to be able to recognize them (which is why I posted them to begin with)- first, to avoid getting mated and second to increase your own tactical arsenal.
I have a question. Can these mating patterns be found in a regular game? I guess and I hope so, because I have problems mating and avoiding mate... thanx.
It should be noted that Legall's Mate is not forced, unlike the rest of the mates.
studying these patterns are a lot of fun! THANKS BAT GIRL
is nice to know
Hi Batgirl, thanks for the great resource, wonderful to have all of these in the same place! I was wondering if you had any idea of the solution to a problem i've encountered with a few of the PGN files, namely Anastasia's mate, Greco's first mate and Morphy's mate. When I tried to load these particular PGNs into my chess program (Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition) I received the following error message for all three, "Illegal castle status in Forsythe line #2 char. # 3". I have had a look at the files and compared them to the others (which work fine :D) and can't find anything wrong with them myself. Maybe the problem is with my software? Any help would be greatly appreciated, keep up the good work!
will done batgirl nice thanks for sharing this.
thanks for sharing batgirl, i've been looking for these mating patterns for a very long time. cheers!
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