Swallow's Tail Mate

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The Swallow's Tail Mate is a rare mating pattern. The king is checkmated by an enemy queen, and two friendly pieces block off the backward-diagonal escape squares.

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    tyz1990

    Nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    MrMars

    hahaha what a patzer

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    dbruser

    A rare mate?? I'd say this mate occurs in 50% of all mates that aren't in the endgame
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    lollolbuddha

    It may happen in bullet i guess

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    chessblood

    I hope this is a joke.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #6

    Dadnavy71

    Maybe an alternate name to easily remember the pattern, not to change the official name but I immediatey thought "Eat at the Y" then said I got to remember this pattern for sure!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    Mathso1

    Probably common in low level chess but the higher you go the less people are patzer enough to fall for that Wink

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    Dadnavy71

    Very true Mathso1.

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