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Seventh Rank Mate Examples
Compiled by ChessCoachClark

Also called the Blind Swine Mate, this pattern requires a "stopper" to hold the King in place for the two Rooks, unless one Rook and a Queen are teaming up for the checkmate.

See "Edward Winter presents: Unsolved Chess Mysteries (21)" for extensive material on the Blind Swine description.

See other game collections on this topic, especially 7th heaven! 7th rank above all!, which was compiled by notyetagm.

This game collection is a project in progress. Games are listed in date order, not in order of importance.

Pending Seventh Rank Mate
Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

CONTINUATION-- White will mate with Queen and Rook
M Bier vs Blackburne, 1885 
(B01) Scandinavian, 50 moves, 1-0

Pending Seventh Rank Mate
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Attempt to make the mate loses this game.
Reti vs Jacques Davidson, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Pending Seventh Rank Mate with the Queen-- needs no stopper
Factor vs Carlos Torre, 1926 
(D90) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

Excellent combination leads to 7th Rank Mate
Hartston vs A J Whiteley, 1974 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Pending Seventh Rank Mate with Queen 44. ... Kg8 45. Qh7#
Kieu Thien Kim Le vs A Safar, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

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