# My first E-book.pdf

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### My first E-book.pdf

• 2. In this short book I will show you 6 most important checkmate patterns in chess, for each pattern I will give a few examples so you can understand them better Introduction Example number 1 1 - Rook checkmate We will start with back rank checkmates as they are most popular ones among beginners. In the example above white is a piece down but he is on the move and because of the unprotected 8 rank he can deliver checkmate with RE8
• 3. 1.RE8# Rook and a minor piece can also be very effective in checkmating your opponent Below I will give you 3 examples, 2 with rook and a knight and 1 with rook and a bishop
• 4. Example number 2 Black has a queen vs rook and a knight but white is on the move and he can give checkmate with RC6 1.RC6#
• 5. In the third example I want to show you standard mating idea with the rook and knight on the 7th rank White is on the move and plays 1.NF6+ and wherever black goes he will get checkmated on KF8 there is 2.RF7# and if he plays KH8 there is 2.RH7# Example number 3
• 7. Example number 4 White is on the move and he can give checkmate with RH8 Rook and a bishop can also be very deadly when the enemy king is on the 8 rank RH8#
• 8. 2 - H2-H7 CHECKMATE Next we have checkmates on h2 and h7 squares which also accur very often In the position above black took (with his knight from g6) on e5 and left his h7 square unprotected and white can give checkmate in one with Qxh7 Example number 5
• 10. This example is called boomerang mate because white is kinda doing a little boomerang move with his bishop to place him ideally so he can give checkmate on h7 with his queen 1.BxH7!+ KH8 2.BG6+ KG8 and now when bishop is guarding f7 square so black king cannot escape white can give checkmate with Qh7 Please note that 1.QxH7? would be big mistake here because it would allowed black king to escape via f7 square QH7#
• 11. Last but not least example for these theme is known as a greek gift, that is often associated with bishop sacrifice on h7 and a quick mate White plays 1.BxH7+ KxH7 2.NG5+ KG8 (if black king goes 2.KH6 3.NxF7+ white wins black queen and after 2.KG6 3.QG4 F5 4.ExF6 KxF6 5.RxE6# checkmate) 3.QH5 and there is no way for black to stop checkmate on h7 best he can try is 3.NF5 4.QH7# Example number 7 Greek gift
• 12. QH7#
• 13. 3 - G2-G7 CHECKMATE Most common checkmate on G7 and G2 squares are when bishop and a queen form a battery In the example above white is on the move and gives QxG7 checkmate Next we have checkmates on G2 and G7 squares which are most vulnerable after either side castles Example number 8
• 15. I doesn't always have to be queen that deliveres checkmate on g7, sometimes it can be rook in combination with bishop In the example above white takes on g7 with his bishop 1.BxG7+ so he can remove the last pawn that was defending black king, and only after 1.KG8 delievers checkmate with 2.BF6# BF6#
• 16. 4 - DOVETAIL CHECKMATE This type of checkmate is called like this because it kinda resembles dove's tail This is the most common example that arises in practice, white is a rook down, but 2 of the black pieces are actually preventing his king to escape and white on the move can give checkmate with QG4# Example number 10
• 18. After 1.RF8+ KG7 2.QF6# also resembles dove's tail In the example number 10 we have similar checkmate,but this time white queen and rook are working together and taking all the squares from black king QF6#
• 19. 5 KNIGHT AND BISHOP CLAMP CHECKMATE Black played 1.C6 on his last move and now white has checkmate with NA7# Knight and a bishop can sometimes create amazing checkmates Example number 12
• 21. In the example number 13 we have similar situation, only this time on the black kingside, you can see again how white knight and bishop work very well together White on the move can choose between 1.NE7# and NH6# NE7# NH6#
• 22. 6 SMOTHERED CHECKMATE Smothered mate is very important pattern to know and be able to recognize because it can very often save you the game even though you were material down Example number 14 is the most classical smothered checkmate,white is an excange and 2 pawns down, but he is on the move and after 1.NC7+ KB8 (After RxC7 black would lose his queen 2.QxF8+ RC8 3.QxC8#) 2.NA6+ (double check) KA8 3.QB8!+black is forced to take it with his rook RxB8 and now white can give checkmate with his knight 4.NC7# Example number 14
• 24. Example number 15 Sometimes you can immediately sacrifice the queen and give smothered mate, in example number 15 it would be mistake to play 1.NF7+? because then black would sacrifice his rook and remain piece up That's why white plays 1.QG8+ and after RxG8 2.NF7# we have same smothered checkmate
• 26. Example number 16 These are in my opinion 6 most important checkmate patterns, I hope you will find this book useful and that I didn't make it too complicated In this last example I want to show another way enemy king can get smothered ,white is on the move and sacrifices his knight 1.NG6+ black is forced to take on g6 because g8 square is protected by white bishop from c4 1.HxG6 and now after 2.QH3# black is smothered in the corner and has nowere to go