Finishing your chessgames in style : Epaulette checkmates
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 ?
Artful Checkmate Patterns - Chessgames.com (game collection)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaulette (About the word "epaulette" itself)