Checkmate Flashcards: Morphy's Mate & Morphy's Concealed Mate
We have finally reached Morphy's Mate in our Checkmate Flashcards series that catalogs all the famous Checkmate Patterns. Paul Morphy is a favorite among many Chess players and his Mate is beautiful. Of course I like it because it does not use the Queen to deliver mate, allowing her to be sacrificed to create the position necessary for Morphy's Mate.
This Rook and Bishop Mate looks like this:
Knowing this simple mate pattern allows us to see it easily from a game position:
Morhpy's Concealed Mate:
Very similar to Morphy's Mate White must beware of a key defensive pawn: