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Mating Patterns

GMSeaslessspark
May 6, 2016, 11:32 PM 5

Hi everyone! Today I will be showing you something which is very common in chess. It is called the Mating Pattern. There are all sorts of patterns, as you will see today. I will start with one from a real game I played.

Next, the anastasia's mate...
I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice.

Easy and simple.

Back Rank Mate next!

Place a queen or rook on the back rank if the monarch can't step forward. Death on the back row!

Boden's Mate

Is when a king is castled queenside, two friendly pieces block d1 and d2, and two bishops trap the pale king. Naturally, it's a very pleasing pattern usually created by a drastic sacrifice.

 
 Boden found out a way to end the game!
Damiano's Mate

Alternate mate in 5: 1. Qd5+ Rf7 2. gxf7+ Qxf7 3. Rh8+! Kxh8 4. Qxf7 b4 5. Rh1# however, this has nothing to do with our pattern.

Legal's Mate

Thank You everyone and look out for my next post!
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