Finishing your chessgames in style : Epaulette checkmates

Finishing your chessgames in style : Epaulette checkmates

Apr 22, 2016, 4:13 AM |

An epaulette checkmate can be very beautiful to look at. Today I found out by coincidence that GM Magnus Carlsen produced a nice epaulette checkmate more than once in GM games (Two quite rare side-ways epaulette checkmates in fact!).

What is an epaulette checkmate ?  Here is an example :

How did I get to the topic of epaulette checkmate today ?

I was busy solving tactical puzzles, and came across this one :

Then I started to search for epaulette checkmates with a search engine and found a few websites with chess games featuring that beautiful checkmate pattern.

I came across this game by Magnus Carlsen :


And then I suddenly remembered the famous epaulette checkmate from the game Carlsen-Ernst. See here :



Pretty, isn't it ? Smile


Artful Checkmate Patterns - (game collection)

(Carlsen-Gretarsson)  (Carlsen-Ernst) (About the word "epaulette" itself)