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  • 44 hours ago


    Very instructive video! I recommend this series for everyone.

  • 45 hours ago


    @miroku19 1st one is called Boden's mate, 2nd one Blackburne's mate.

  • 7 days ago


    Great video once you turn the sound off and just watch the arrows.

  • 8 weeks ago


    I'm having a difficult time hearing the names of the mating patterns. 

  • 3 months ago


    At 10:50, doesn't the bisschop on F4 prevent black from castling?

  • 8 months ago


    Thanks so much for this.  I'm a beginner and never really understood the power of the bishops together.  This is a great video and I will definitely look for these patterns in my own games.

  • 8 months ago


    I just watched your first two videos in this series and I must say for the first time after watching a video on chess.com, I feel like my playing has improved tremendously.  It's beautiful art when you make the queen  sacrifices in the first two series to create a mate. I will watch the next three videos tonight before I play live chess again.  I think these videos are the best kept secret on chess.com.  Thanks !!

  • 10 months ago


    Once again, a most instructive video. It is so important to thoroughly understand mating patterns I order to develop a plan.

  • 11 months ago


  • 17 months ago


    Audio is horrible. Sounds like Star Wars sound effects.

  • 18 months ago


    Great lesson, very poor sound as mentioned by several chess.com members. Please record the sound again (since the complaints are over 4 years old now).

  • 18 months ago


    Another great video. Deflections can be so tricky to see. I love watching these videos over and over. Great job.

  • 23 months ago


    superrrrrrrr it helped me a lot

  • 2 years ago


     thomasrankin1984: The Bishop is the one the delivers the mate the queen is just a sacrifice to clear the way

  • 2 years ago


    I dont understand in the why it is check-mate in the second example, because i thought the queen could be taken by the pawn in g7? can someone help me understand this?

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  • 3 years ago


    at 16:48 no points no credit! if you miss that you are not paying any attention, always ask yourself what is my opponent's plan, here black is threatening mate, you must note this or you are only paying attention to one side's pieces, in this case your own. watching half the pieces on the board is not paying attention! great vid zibbit, sorry for picking on your terminology, as always your analysis is correct, but didn't like the way you phrased this, even rank beginners should see this, it's one ply!

  • 3 years ago


    Love these lessons and Ingvar has a really good style of presentation; I really must find more time to work through all these videos. Makes the subscription fee really worthwhile. Sound quality is pretty poor on this one though.

  • 3 years ago


    Great video, thanks for your time.

  • 3 years ago


    Great content but not easy to follow at times due to the quality of the audio..

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