Checkmate Solutions – Basics


Explanation to the Checkmate Patterns

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1. Anastasia Black is an officer down. However it’s blacks move! What would you do ?

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2. Arabian Situation is about equal but instead of check black makes the fatal move cxd6

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3. Back Rank A classical mate. King is stuck behind it’s own pawns.

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4. Blackburne Blacks turn to move and his pawn is forced to take Qh5 otherwise it’s mate with Qh7.

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5. Boden This is a mate where the King get caught up in cross fire from the Bishops.

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6. Damiano’s Bishop A well known mate. Mate with Queen backed up by Bishop.

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7. Damiano’s mate White ready to checkmate black (Qf7+ .. Qf8 mate). What would you do ?

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8. Double Bishop This is Bishops mate on the diagonal.

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9. Dovetail White cover the field b4 with Rook and that is good.

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10. Dovetail Bishop The Bishop on d4 is placed well.

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11. Escalator Blacks Queen ready to mate but have to work around a bit first

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12. Epaulette Kings own pieces makes the escape impossible.

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13. Greco’s mate White can win the Knight on g4 with his pawn on h3.

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14. Hook King get a check on d7 with Rook.

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15. Kill Box Simply the situation where the King get stuck in a box. Black have several threasts.

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16. Lawnmower This is the situation where the King get dragged a long the line and then mets a corridor mate.

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17. Lolli King get stuck in the corner.

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18. Morphy Black to move and ready for a discover attack

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19. Opera White to move

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20. Pawn mate Blacks King is out svimming and attacked

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21. Pillsbury White get ready to attack

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22. Railroad White got a check with Re4+

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23. Smother Black needs to sacrify Queen .. Qg1+

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24. Suffocation Another Knight mate with King stuck in the corner

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25. Swallow’s Tail Black get a check with whites Knight e5+

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26. Triangle Black get a check with whites Queen h4 and King is caught in the triangle

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27. Vukovic A good collab with Knight, Pawn and Rook

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28. Threat mate It can cost an expensive piece to avoid checkmate

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Solution- Mate in 4:

Mate in 4

Rook x g7+, King x g7, Queen g5+, King h8, Queen x Knight f6+, King g8, Rook g1# Checkmate !!