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Mating Patterns by Funology & Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Greek Gift
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Greco's Mate (Q h-file)
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate (Yusupov book)
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Simple Greek Gift from Sicilian
Hort vs I Radulov, 1974 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Double checkmate in a nice miniature
Capablanca vs Masyutin, 1914 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Mate on the a-file
H Ueter vs M Fette, 1984 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Checkmate in 3
Silman vs C Lakdawala, 1989 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 1-0

Back rank w/ Q sac
M Gerusel vs D Werner, 1984 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Back rank
V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

B&N and Back Rank
E Torre vs Timman, 1982 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Opera Box-like finish
N Pegoraro vs P Trotto, 2004 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

Anastasia's Mate w/ Bishop
John David Turner vs I Ponter, 2004 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Saturday Solved: g5 & h7 focal points
M Dziuba vs A Ipatov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Arabian mate/back rank
M Willich vs P Ehemann, 2004 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

Linear mate (+Bh7 sac)
Adams vs M Maki Uuro, 2004 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 18 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate, similar to Reiner-Steinitz
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Smothered and back rank themes
Capablanca vs H Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Bh7 and Nf6 sacs, Rf3 lift
M Martinez Romero vs D Gonzales, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Unusual smothered mate
Sveshnikov vs I Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Back rank w/ Q sac
B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Variation on Damiano/Back Rank
G Benini vs A Reggio, 1911 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate Qsac
Duras vs V Vlk, 1902 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Another Greek Gift
T Schmehl vs A Simonov, 2004 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Diagonal Mate
Fischer vs J Bennett, 1957 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice
A Rodriguez Vila vs G Kanefsck, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice and decoys (diagonal; Yusupov)
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Q-sac mate in 2 on h-file
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Cheap Anastasia's Mate in one
Alekhine vs Leonhardt, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's Mate by the crisscrossing bishops
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Back rank w/ 'seatbelt' Bishop
J Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Simple Back Rank
Csom vs G Gaertner, 1994 
(A20) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Death by h-file...nice CK too
M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Q-sac for double check, a la Fischer-Mygmasuren
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Rook and Bishop (after Q sac)
Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

K-side attack: h-file mate
Lasker vs J Muirhead, 1899 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury Mate
I Saric vs I Papadatos, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 0-1

R & NN
T Lanchava vs A Muzychuk, 2004 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Arabian Mate 3-mover
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: El Columpio Defense (B00) 0-1 diabolical
E Knesevitch vs D Martin Tarrio, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Renaud and Kahn's "mate No. 19A" in "The Art of the Checkmate"
J S Rubin vs E Winter, 1974 
(A06) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

MONGREDIEN'S KNIGHT MATE!!
A Simons vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Mayet's Mate
Kolisch vs Hamppe, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Von Hennig Gambit (B15) 1-0Boden's Mate next w/B
G Welling vs F Wrobel, 1982 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

sideways "Swallow's Tail Mate" or "Gueridon Mate" (A18) 0-1 58
A A Murray vs F Hebert, 1949 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 Dbl Check, Promotion Mate
Bachmann vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Double Check, Dble Bishop Mate!!
W M De Visser vs W P Shipley, 1900 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. General (B86) 1-0 Greco's #
Navara vs S Mahtesian, 1995 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Orthodox Var (E85) 1-0 Q sac for Lolli's Mate
Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 Q sacrifice for Boden's #
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1892 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Opera Mate
Znosko-Borovsky vs NN, 1932 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Mongredien's Knight Mate!
S Zubatch vs S Feldman, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD: Capablanca - General (D30) 0-1 Balestra Mate
J Chris Bang vs EA Sayre, 1921 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicil Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Def (B21) 1-0 Dovetail #
A Chretien vs S Charmeteau, 2000 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense 5...Bb7 (A80) 0-1 Beautiful double discovered #
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev. Nescafe Frappe Attk (A57) 1-0 Smothered#
P Hultin vs T Fromm, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Noa (E37) 0-1 Mating Combo Knight Roller
B H Wood vs P Devos, 1948 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Swallow's Tail/Gueridon/Pedestal Mate
F Rhine vs NN, 2021 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Pedestal/Gueridon Mate
Polo vs Pasqualini, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 1-0 Smothered mate in 5 moves
Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Pierce Def (C52) 0-1 Exchange sac, Dbl N checkmate
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: General (C42) 1-0 Raking Bishops, two # squares
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1856 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 0-1 Rook Roller#/Ladder#/Lawn Mower Mate!!
T Chapman vs Kasparov, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 37 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: General (C41) 0-1 Dbl R sac for Balestra Mate!!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 1-0 Dovetail Mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Morphy Attk (C78) 0-1Discovered Checkmate
B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 Hook Mate!
Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0 Balestra Mate
Carlsen vs Jostein Thorsen, 2000 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

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