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CG's neat checkmates
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ
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Learning to develop killer tactics is one of the reasons so many people visit this site.

One of the ways to sharpen your tactical acumen is to train your "chess eyes" to spot checkmates, no matter how deeply they might be hidden in the position.

So many times, I run across a surprising mate, and I think ... "I should have saved that one." Now I will save them ... ... ... into this "GC" (here). (Tues. Aug. 11th, 2009.) NOTE: Not all the mates will have actually occurred on the board, I will add a game to this collection as long as the mate is forced; (and hopefully a little different than the usual type of mates that you see).

White's King gets buzzed! (A mate with a N.)
W M Popert vs Cochrane, 1841 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Schllechter's unstoppable thtreats .... (vs. P. Meitner).
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Mate with N+B (See note after move 22.)
P Kral vs Barlov, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Another nifty mate with a Black Knight. (With ...)
V Manko vs Jankowitz, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (22 ... '?'). Find the neat mate.
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Black to play, move 30... ('?')
Potkin vs Caruana, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

[32. ?] Hint: Force the BK to the back row.
Hjartarson vs Van der Wiel, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

A simple B+N mate does in the great Karjakin.
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

[Black to play, 29...'?'] Wednesday / May 4th, 2011
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

GM A. Denker shows us how it is done. [White 16. '?']
Denker vs H Avram, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

White wins, the "Two Bishop" "Criss-Cross" (scissors) mate.
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

GM Igor Glek ... shows us how its done!!!!! [WTM (21. '?']
Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

White to move, 21. '?' [Nice sack, cool game. ]
C Colombo vs C Steinbacher, 2008 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

A stunning mate, and neat twist on a more well-known pattern.
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Monday; July 4th, 2011. [WTM (24. '?')]
S Sjugirov vs K Memeti, 2010 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

White to move, (47. '?').
N Johansson-Tegelman vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

Re-captures ... ... ... are NEVER automatic!!!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

The mate with N+B ... is extremely attractive.
M Subaric vs P Trifunovic, 1946 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

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