Mastery: Tactics

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!

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  • 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

    Keep an eye on the back rank and master back-rank mate checkmate tactics.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Kiss of Death Mate

    A queen's kiss can be deadly. Master the kiss of death checkmate.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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

    Learn about one of the most famous games of all time and the amazing Opera Checkmate!

    • 6 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Arabian Mate

    Perhaps the oldest type of checkmate - learn about the stunning Arabian mate!

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Morphy Mate

    Another Paul Morphy specialty! Learn about the powerful Morphy mate.

    • 7 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Boden's Mate

    Watch out for the bishop pair! Learn about the spectacular and surprising Boden's mate.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Epaulette Mate

    Having your rooks near the king isn't always helpful - learn about the surprising Epaulette Mate.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Dovetail Mate

    Learn about a checkmate pattern that looks like a dove, but is anything but peaceful!

    • 7 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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

    The bishop pair make a great team, especially when aiming for checkmate!

    • 7 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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

    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

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

    • 12 min
    • 5 challenges
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