Checkmate Patterns You Should Know

Checkmate Patterns You Should Know

Never miss another opportunity to checkmate!

Have you ever missed an incredible checkmate? Do you want to spot every checkmate opportunity? Then this is the course for you! Practice essential checkmating patterns with GM Simon Williams! Learn these incredible ideas to shock your opponents and win. Start finding all of the checkmates in your own games today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Fool your opponent with Fools Mate!
  • Practice back rank mates!
  • Learn the Kiss Of Death checkmate!
  • Destroy with the Damiano Mate!
  • Try out the Opera Mate!
  • Learn the Arabian Mate!
  • Win with the amazing Boden's Mate!
  • Learn the Epaulette Mate!
  • Try out the Dovetail Mate!
  • Practice the classic Smothered Mate!
  • Enjoy the Two Bishops Mate
  • Shock your opponent's with Legal's Mate!
  • Find out about Ananstasia's Mate!
  • Learn Simons' new term, the Forest Gump Mate!

"I've watched many lessons on here, presented by several different people, but have enjoyed GM Simon Williams' the best so far." - Chess.com member trvskth

 

Fool's Mate

Fool's Mate

Don't be a fool! Learn how to prevent and take advantage of Fool's mate tactics.
8 min
5 Challenges
Back Rank Mate

Back Rank Mate

Keep an eye on the back rank and master back-rank mate checkmate tactics.
9 min
5 Challenges
Kiss of Death Mate

Kiss of Death Mate

A queen's kiss can be deadly. Master the kiss of death checkmate.
8 min
5 Challenges
Damiano Mate

Damiano Mate

A pawn in the enemy camp can be deadly. Learn about sacrifices and the stunning Damiano mate.
8 min
5 Challenges
Opera Mate

Opera Mate

Learn about one of the most famous games of all time and the amazing Opera Checkmate!
6 min
5 Challenges
Arabian Mate

Arabian Mate

Perhaps the oldest type of checkmate - learn about the stunning Arabian mate!
9 min
5 Challenges
Morphy Mate

Morphy Mate

Another Paul Morphy specialty! Learn about the powerful Morphy mate.
7 min
5 Challenges
Boden's Mate

Boden's Mate

Watch out for the bishop pair! Learn about the spectacular and surprising Boden's mate.
8 min
5 Challenges
Epaulette Mate

Epaulette Mate

Having your rooks near the king isn't always helpful - learn about the surprising Epaulette Mate.
8 min
5 Challenges
Dovetail Mate

Dovetail Mate

Learn about a checkmate pattern that looks like a dove, but is anything but peaceful!
7 min
5 Challenges
Smothered Mate

Smothered Mate

Get ready to sacrifice your queen! Learn about one of the most fun mating combinations in chess - the smothered checkmate.
9 min
5 Challenges
Double Bishop Mate

Double Bishop Mate

The bishop pair make a great team, especially when aiming for checkmate!
7 min
5 Challenges
Legal's Mate

Legal's Mate

Learn about one of the most shocking mate tactics in all of chess. After you learn Legal's mate, you'll never look at f-pawn the same way again!
8 min
5 Challenges
Anastasia Mate

Anastasia Mate

Knights, queens and rooks work together for the spectacular Anastasia mate. Learn how to use it in your own games!
9 min
5 Challenges
Forrest Gump Mate

Forrest Gump Mate

Learn how to make the opponent's king run across the board like Forrest Gump!
12 min
5 Challenges