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Does this checkmate have a special name, or is it just a back rank mate?
A friend of mine once said that after 2... Rf8 3. Bxg8 Rxe8, black's rook had free range to harrass white's king. :-p
Not named AFAIK.
looks like a type of back rank mate. I don't think the specific pattern with a pinned rook has a name.
Call it a "Clever Cavalier's Mate".
Or just "Cavalier's Mate" ?!
"Cavalier's Mate" sounds acceptable as well. But not with the sign "?!" for a dubious move.
Positions where one or more squares on the 7th rank are controlled are sometimes called "artificial back ranks."
Well, seeing how it's an old, common checkmate, Cavalier's Mate doesn't work. Another problem is the lack of a knight!
Yeah, I think you'd have to find the first game where this kind of mate was delivered and name it after the deliverer!
I think it was me.
It was me.
Won't argue. I know better than to resist.
Hehe... "Borg's Mate" :-D
It is a forced mate, so I can dig the name.
I have won with it a few times ^_^
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