Tactics 4: Back Rank Mates
Sep 14, 2016, 4:29 PM 0
You can mate 2 ways in the position above.
Let's take a look at how you can prevent these.
What move can you do to create a safehaven for your king to move to that would otherwise be a checkmate?
Let's explore more back rank mates!
The above is what to do if the opposing king has a safehaven.
This might not be considered a back rank mate, but I will show it to you anyway.
The king is on the edge of the board and about to be trapped.
Mate in 2