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.
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!
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.
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.