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Greco mates
Compiled by notyetagm
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Trapping the enemy king in a corridor on the rook file.

Charousek's masterful Greco mate on a-file, using his bishops
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Morozevich's bishops trap the enemy king on the h-file
Leko vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's bishops traps the enemy king on the h-file
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

18 ... Qc3?? allows White to play an Anastasia mate
J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

29 ... Kg7! and Black threatens the Greco mate 30 ... Qxh2+!
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Black traps White king on the h-file with his f4-, f3-bishops
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Black f2-bishop traps W king on h-file, 38 - Ng3+! opens h-file
Nijboer vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

33 ... Qa2+! 34 Kxa2 Bc2+ White king trapped on a-file, mated
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Greco mate using White d5-bishop, g6-queen, and g5-knight
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

41 Qh6xh7+! opens h-file so swinging White e3-rook can mate
Anastasian vs Tiviakov, 1999 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

29 Qxh7+! White f7-bishop traps the Black h8-king on the h-file
Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

29 Qh6xQh7+! leads to a standard two rook Greco mate on h-file
Bosboom-Lanchava vs W Spoelman, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

26 Qh3xh7+! Black h8-king trapped on h-file, mate by 27 Rd3-h3#
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

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