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Back Rank Mates

  • Last updated on 3/23/13, 1:11 AM.

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A back rank mate is when a rook or queen check cannot be escaped from.

 

Also, it can occurr when the piece defending the back rank is pinned.

Finally, a back rank checkmate works if the defender cannot block.

Back rank mates are howevr only played at beginner level.

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