Some Mating Patterns

I’ve borrowed Vukovic’s The Art of Attack from the library. His introduction to the attack against the castled king has a section on mating patterns. I think this is a good opportunity to make some gifs reviewing some of these patterns.

Two Knights Mate

Arabian Mate (pawn variation)

Damiano’s Mate

Bishop and Queen Discovery Mate

Quiet Bishop and Queen Discovery Mate (this coincidentally featured in one of LinuxGuy’s games recently)

Anastasia’s Mate


Greco’s Mate

Two Queen and Minor Pieces Mates

Good Old Smothered Mate

Some Mates Involving Rooks


8 Responses to Some Mating Patterns

  1. wang says:

    Once again very nice work. I think these are pretty darned important positions. Especially for me because my attacking skills are shall we say…wanting…

    • chunkyrook says:

      Thanks a lot. If you are interested in playing out some attacking positions from classical master games on FICS, let me know, I’m game! I think mastering the open attacking game really is an essential step towards mastery. So although I think I’m of a more positional bent by inclincation, it makes sense for me to invest a good amount of time and practice on open attacking games.

  2. was incredible i never saw before a mate with two night i thought it was impossible and the other mate are good too although some were easy but only a few

    fue increible yo nunca había visto un mate con dos caballos yo pensaba que eso era impobible y los otros mates estan muy bien aunque algunos eran faciles pero sólo unos cuantos

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