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In our We have spent a lot of time on tactical patterns, haven’t we ? This is necessary so that they become obvious to you. You have also already studied the 3 most common checkmate patterns. In this article, we are going to continue and present you more checkmate patterns:

  • we will detail many mating positions (and having a second look at the ones we already studied together)
  • we will study several tactical puzzles

Let’s start with the common mating positions !

The back rank mate is described in details in a dedicated article.

Let’s continue on classical mating patterns with a few more examples. These examples feature not only the final position, but also the moves (and sometimes sacrifices) that you must play to reach the checkmate position. Some of these checkmates are famous and thus have their own little name.

The previous positions are just a sample of the many possible mating positions you can meet in a real game. Now we will try to put some of those ideas into action. This is a series of checkmate quizzes. The checkmates you have to find can be similar to the ones already tackled, or not.

More details can be found in the following link to know how to checkmate with the Rook against the lone King.

You can learn more about deflection here.

Congratulations, you have completed the tactical puzzles of this page. However, to become tactically sharp, you need to solve hundreds of problems instead of a few of them. And, of course, play a lot of games. Fortunately, there are some nice tools online !

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