Checkmates: Rook and Bishop Mates
More stuff here, straight from the book "Winning Chess Combinations," by Yasser Seirawan. I have been learning very useful stuff from this book and it is enjoyable to read. I think I may have to check out other books by Yasser. These posts are meant to be study guides for myself, but I hope they are useful to others as well. If any of my posts are helpful to you, feel free to comment and let me know!
The two long-range pieces Rook and Bishop are a deadly attacking duo. It is impressive how well they coordinate with one another. The diagram below illustrates a basic Rook and Bishop mate.
Another major avenue of attack for the Rook is the conquest of the back rank: