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Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.
I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice.
Easy and simple.
Back Rank Mate next!
Place a queen or rook on the back rank if the monarch can't step forward. Death on the back row!
White to move presents Rd8#
Back rank mates are very common, and so it's always good to create luft, which means space for your king to move.
1) Black king castled kingside
2) Black rook on f8
3) Two white bishops patrolling a1-h8 and one on h7
4) White knight on g5!
Shake all this stuff and that's Blackburne's mate!
Is when a king is castled queenside, two friendly pieces block d1 and d2, and two bishops trap the pale king. Naturally, it's a very pleasing pattern usually created by a silly sacrifice.
Boden found out a way to end the game!
Just find mate!
MATE IN 5 DAMIANO'S PUZZLE
Alternate mate in 5: 1. Qd5+ Rf7 2. gxf7+ Qxf7 3. Rh8+! Kxh8 4. Qxf7 b4 5. Rh1# however, this has nothing to do with our pattern.
Greco's Mate isn't very nice...
This is only Part 1. Part 2 is going to be in the article Mating Patterns Part 2.