Checkmate Flashcards: Rook, Knight, Pawn Teamwork

Jul 26, 2011, 7:41 AM |

Most players know the value of a Knight on g5 when attacking the kingside.  The powerful Knight attacks f7 and h7!  But do you know the value of a Knight on g6?  Here are some great examples of a Knight on g6 aiding in Checkmate.

Here is a diagram of two variations of Mate using a Knight on g6 protected by a pawn supporting a Rook delivering mate:




Here is another common example:




I hope these examples will give you an idea of how to utilize a Knight on g6 instead of the common g5.  Enjoy.