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  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    ClavierCavalier

    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

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    BorgQueen

    Not named AFAIK.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    piphilologist

    looks like a type of back rank mate. I don't think the specific pattern with a pinned rook has a name.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    Spielkalb

    Call it a "Clever Cavalier's Mate". Cool

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    BorgQueen

    Or just "Cavalier's Mate" ?!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    Spielkalb

    "Cavalier's Mate" sounds acceptable as well. But not with the sign "?!" for a dubious move. Wink

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    BorgQueen

    ^_^

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    Estragon

    Positions where one or more squares on the 7th rank are controlled are sometimes called "artificial back ranks."

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #9

    ClavierCavalier

    Well, seeing how it's an old, common checkmate, Cavalier's Mate doesn't work.  Another problem is the lack of a knight!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #10

    BorgQueen

    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.

    Yes.

    It was me.

    lol

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #11

    ClavierCavalier

    Won't argue.  I know better than to resist.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #12

    BorgQueen

    Hehe... "Borg's Mate" :-D

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    ClavierCavalier

    It is a forced mate, so I can dig the name.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #14

    BorgQueen

    I have won with it a few times ^_^


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