Finishing your chessgames in style : Epaulette checkmates

Finishing your chessgames in style : Epaulette checkmates

achja
achja
Apr 22, 2016, 4:13 AM |
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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


https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/magnus-marvelous-moves

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern#Epaulette_mate

 

Artful Checkmate Patterns - Chessgames.com (game collection)

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1268873

(Carlsen-Gretarsson)

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1272702  (Carlsen-Ernst)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaulette (About the word "epaulette" itself)