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5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (White)

5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (White)

IndreRe
Nov 23, 2017, 5:23 AM 0

Going after your opponent's king is one of the most exciting things in chess. You form an attacking plan, calculate, perhaps sacrifice, and eventually, hopefully checkmate him or at least gain a winning advantage.

This is somewhat easier to do in daily games because you can use the analysis board and you have considerably more time (of course, it is easier for your opponent to defend as well).

Below, I give you 5 mating pattern puzzles from my daily games (White) which I think are quite instructive for people at around my level. I recommend that after solving them you also click through the whole game to see the alternatives etc. (not all of them feature the actual game continuation). 

PUZZLE 1

Let's start off with a game from a Panov-Botvinnik tournament:

PUZZLES 2 & 3

Here are two games from a Trompowsky tournament with variations on a similar theme:

PUZZLE 4

The next one is from a King's Indian tournament, with opposite side castling:

PUZZLE 5

The last one is from a Ruy Lopez tournament, where Black adopts an unorthdox defense:
 
Next week I'll post some puzzles where you play Black.
Enjoy!
Indrek

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