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  1. Instructive rook endings
    Whenever I see an interesting rook ending I want to analyze further, I add it to this collection.
    101 games, 1858-2006

  2. Instructive rook endings
    Whenever I see an interesting rook ending I want to analyze further, I add it to this collection.
    101 games, 1858-2006

  3. Instructive rook endings
    Whenever I see an interesting rook ending I want to analyze further, I add it to this collection.
    101 games, 1858-2006

  4. Instructive rook endings
    Whenever I see an interesting rook ending I want to analyze further, I add it to this collection.
    101 games, 1858-2006

  5. Instructive rook endings
    Whenever I see an interesting rook ending I want to analyze further, I add it to this collection.
    101 games, 1858-2006

  6. Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) games
    You must understand IQP positions.

    Giri's excellent <SQUARE CLEARANCE> shot 26 Bh6-f8! Giri vs Laznicka French League Top 16 Group B would make a great Test Yourself puzzle.

    21 games, 1933-2010

  7. Middlegame Study
    A. Play like a Grandmaster
    21 games, 1922-1971

  8. Sicilian Najdorf
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6


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    A)
    6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.g5 (12.Rg1 Nb6 Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014) b4 13.Ne2 Ne8


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    14.f4 a5 15.f5
    15...a4 16.Nbd4 (16.fxe6 axb3 17.cxb3 (17.exf7+ Rxf7 18.Kb1 (18.cxb3 D Mastrovasilis vs Mamedyarov, 2005) Wang Hao vs Zhou Jianchao, 2006) fxe6 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013, TinkerFics vs Deuterium, 2010) exd4 17.Nxd4 17...b3 18.Kb1 bxc2 19.Nxc2 Bb3 20.axb3 axb3 21.Na3 Ne5 22.h4 22...Ra5 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006, E Najer vs V Popov, 2006 22...Ra4! Svidler vs Van Wely, 2008, Shirov vs Van Wely, 2007, E Inarkiev vs S Sjugirov, 2009, Wei Yi vs I Cheparinov, 2013

    15...Bxb3 Nijboer vs A Volokitin, 2008, T Hillarp Persson vs Wang Hao, 2008, Svidler vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008, N Grandelius vs N Zdebskaja, 2009

    14.h4 a5 15.Kb1 Nb6 (15...a4 16.Nc1 b3 17.cxb3 axb3 18.Nxb3 Rxa2 L Danek vs W Stern, 2002, Sutovsky vs F Amonatov, 2005) 16.Ng3 a4 17.Nc1 d5 18.Bxb6 Qxb6 19.exd5 Rd8 20.Bc4 Nc7 21.dxe6 Rxd2 22.exf7+ Kh8 23.Rxd2 Nb5 24.Bxb5 (24.Rd7 Na3+ E Alekseev vs Wojtaszek, 2012) Qxb5 25.Nf5 Rxf7 26.Nxe7 Rxe7 27.Rd8+ Rd8 28.Rhd8 Rg8 29.b3 a3 Karjakin vs Anand, 2007

    14.Kb1 Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004

    B)
    6.Be2 e5


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    7.Nb3 Be7

    8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 b6 10.f3 Bb7 11.a4 Nc6 12.Bg5 Rc8

    8.Be3 Be6

    9.0-0
    9...0-0
    10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.a4 Rc8 (11...Nb6 Leko vs Shirov, 2002, Motylev vs Nepomniachtchi, 2008, Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009, 11...Qc7 12.Rfd1 Rac8 13.a5 Nc5 Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009) 12.a5 Re8 (...Nc5 Leko vs Topalov, 2004) 13.Rfd1 h6 10.a4

    10...Nbd7 11.a5 Rc8 12.f3 Qc7 13.Qd2 Rfd8 14.Rfd1 (14.Rfc1 d5 Boleslavsky vs V K Doroshkievich, 1968, 14.Nc1 T Saarenpaa vs W Grohde, 1999) d5 Smeets vs P H Nielsen, 2009

    10...Nc6 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.Rfd1 Nb4 13.Bf3 Rc4

    10.f4 exf4 (10...Qc7)

    10.Nd5 Nbd7 11.Qd3 Bxd5 12.exd5 Nc5! D King vs Browne, 1990, Ponomariov vs Anand, 2011, Svidler vs J Polgar, 1999,

    9...Nbd7
    10.a4 Rc8 11.Qd2 (11.a5?! Rxc3 A Kovchan vs Nepomniachtchi, 2010) Nb6 A Kovchan vs Karjakin, 2010

    10.f4 Qc7 (...Rc8) 11.a4 0-0 12.a5 b5 13.axb6 Nxb6 14.f5 Bc4 15.Kh1 Rfc8 Aseev vs Gelfand, 1989, Anand vs Gelfand, 1989

    9.Nd5 Nbd7 10.Qd3 0-0! 11.c4 b5! 12.cxb5 (12.Nd2 Nc5 Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015) axb5 13.0-0 (13.Bf3 Bxd5 14.exd5 e4 (14...Ra4!?) M Sebag vs Y Xu, 2002) Bxd5 14.exd5 Nb6! Svidler vs Gelfand, 2000

    C)
    6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 (7.Qe2, 7.Qf3 Short vs Kasparov, 2000, 7.Qd3 b5 Arencibia Rodriguez vs Ivanchuk, 1997, 7.Qd2 h6 J Vesterinen vs Smyslov, 1954) Qc7


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    8.Qf3 b5

    9.0-0-0 b4

    10.Nd5 V Akopian vs Lautier, 1997, Li Chao vs V Saravanan, 2012

    10.e5 Bb7

    11.Ncb5 axb5 12.Bxb5+ Nbd7 13.Qh3 b3 14.Qxb3 (14.exf6 bxa2) Bd5 15.c4 Ne4 16.Kb1 (16.Qc2 Bb7 Van der Wiel vs Brunner, 1992, 16.Rhe1 Nxg5 17.fxg5 Bxc4 K Miton vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2008) Bb7 R Milu vs A Istratescu, 1994

    11.Qh3 dxe5 12.Ncb5 (12.fxe5 Qxe5 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Bb5+ axb5 15.Rhe1 Qf4+ (15...Qg5+) Yudasin vs Tukmakov, 1981) axb5 13.fxe5 (13.Bxb5+ Bc6 14.fxe5 Bxb5 Psakhis vs Tukmakov, 1979) b3! 14.Qxb3 Bd5 15.Bxb5+ Nfd7 16.c4 Nc6 17.Rhf1 Bc5

    10.Nce2 P Trujillo Villegas vs Dominguez Perez, 2007

    9.f5 b4 10.Ncb5 (10.Nce2 e5 T Szafranski vs C Pilalis, 1999) axb5

    11.Bxb5+ Bd7 12.fxe6 Bxb5! 13.Nxb5 Qc5 14.Bxf6 fxe6! 15.Nd4 (15.Rf1 M Makropoulou vs J Dworakowska, 2009, 15.Qh3 O Milani vs S Dibley, 2004, 15.e5) REBEL vs R Har-Zvi, 2000, U Atakisi vs E Berg, 2007, I Timmermans vs J Moreno Carnero, 2003, K Chorfi vs J Noomen, 1999

    11.fxe6 Be7! 12.Bxb5+ (12.e5 dxe5 13.Bxf6 Bxf6! (improving on Murey vs K Spraggett, 1991) 14.Nxb5 Qc6!, 12.Nf5 U Atakisi vs B Gundavaa, 2006)

    9.a3 I A Nataf vs Dominguez Perez, 2002

    8.Qf3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6
    10.e5 D Solak vs A Istratescu, 1995, A Berelowitsch vs A Istratescu, 1998

    10.0-0-0

    10.Bd3

    10.a3 Bb7 11.Be2 h5 12.0-0-0 Nd7 13.f5 Smeets vs Ivanchuk, 2010

    10.Nd5

    8.Qe2 Nc6 9.0-0-0 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Be7 11.g3 (11.e5 Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1989) Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1989, Ljubojevic vs Xu Jun, 1990

    8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Qd2 Nc6 Timman vs Kasparov, 1983

    8.f5 Be7 9.fxe6 fxe6 I A Nataf vs Bruzon Batista, 2002

    D)
    6.Bc4 e6


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    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Bd7! 10.0-0 b5 11.Qf3 Be7 12.fxe6 fxe6 13.e5!? dxe5 14.Nc6 Bxc6 15.Qxc6+ Kf7 16.Be3 (16.Ne4) 16...Qc8! A Istratescu vs Short, 1996

    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.e5 Nfd7 10.exd6 (10.Nf3 dxe5 11.fxe5 b5 12.0-0 Velimirovic vs P Popovic, 2000 12...h6!) Nf6 11.Be3 (11.Qe2 Bxd6 Velimirovic vs P Popovic, 1998) Bxd6 12.Qf3 (12.Qe2 A Zapolskis vs Ftacnik, 1999) 0-0 13.0-0-0 Qc7 14.g4? b5!

    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.Qf3 b5! 10.f5 Bd7 11.Bg5 (11.Be3 b4!, 11.g4 e5! 12.Nde2 Bxb3!, 11.a3 Nxb3! 12.cxb3 Be7 13.g4 h6, 11.fxe6 fxe6 12.g4 b4! 13.Nce2 Nxb3!) 11...Be7 12.0-0-0 (12.e5!? dxe5 13.Nc6 Bxc6 14.Qxc6+ Kf8! 15.fxe6 b4!, 12.fxe6 fxe6 13.e5 dxe5 14.Nc6 Bxc6 15.Qxc6+ Kf7 16.Be3 Qc8) 12...0-0 13.fxe6 (13.e5? dxe5 14.Nc6 Bxc6 15.Qxc6 Qa5 Chuprov vs Svidler, 2000 Nxb3 14.Nxb3 Qc7)fxe6 14.e5 Nd5! 15.Bxe7 Nxe7 16.Qe3 d5 (N Doghri vs T Dao, 1996)

    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.0-0 Be7 (9...b5!?, 9...Nfxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.f5 e5 12.Qh5 d5! 13.Re1 Bc5 14.Rxe4 Bxd4+ 15.Be3 0-0 16.Rxd4 exd4 17.Bxd4 Topalov vs Short, 1996 17...Re8!) 10.e5 (10.Qf3 0-0 11.Be3 Nfd7 12.g4 Re8 ) 10...dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Qh5 Nf6! (12...g6 13.Qe2 h5!?) 13.Qd1 Nfd7 L Sandler vs S Danailov, 1990

    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.0-0

    7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.Bg5 T Thiel vs Ftacnik, 1992

    7.0-0 Be7 8.f4 0-0 9.Bb3 b5 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Qh5 (12.Be3 Nxe5 13.Qh5 Nbc6 14.Nxc6 Nxc6 15.Rf3 Qd6 16.Rh3 h6 A G Ashton vs J Gallagher, 2005, Kulaots vs Nisipeanu, 1996) 12...Bc5 (12...Nc6 Adorjan vs K Hulak, 1977) 13.Be3 Bxd4 14.Bxd4 Nc6 15.Be3 Ncxe5 16.Rad1 Bb7 17.Rd4 Ng6 Anand vs Kasparov, 1996

    7.Bg5

    7.a3

    7.a4

    Typical Middlegame Themes:

    d5 pawn sacrifice:
    Morozevich vs Sadler, 1999 Marjanovic vs Fedorowicz, 1986 Nedev vs G Gajewski, 2007 Lagno vs V Gurevich, 2000 Dvoirys vs Wang Yue, 2007 A Bokuchava vs Tal, 1970 K Asrian vs Kotsur, 2000 Aseev vs Gelfand, 1989 P J Morris vs D King, 1993 Hjartarson vs V S Gujrathi, 2017

    d5 pawn break:
    S Megaranto vs Wang Yue, 2002 Smeets vs Giri, 2010 A Kovchan vs Karjakin, 2010 A Bokuchava vs Tal, 1970 Morozevich vs Sadler, 1999 E Zude vs U Kersten, 1996 Grischuk vs Kasparov, 2001 Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949

    Rxc3 exchange sacrifice:
    A Ushenina vs Karjakin, 2002 J Rohl vs Leitao, 1998 Lizbov vs Topalov, 1988 Gipslis vs Simagin, 1957 I A Nataf vs Dominguez Perez, 2002 J Polgar vs I Ivanov, 1989 Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 A Kovchan vs Nepomniachtchi, 2010 de Firmian vs Ivanchuk, 1989 J Rohl vs Leitao, 1998

    Rxc3 exchange sacrifice to play ...d5:
    Grischuk vs Topalov, 2006

    Using K-side pawn majority:
    A Demianjuk vs A Korobov, 2010 I Makka vs A Istratescu, 2000 Svidler vs J Polgar, 1999 D King vs Browne, 1990 Unzicker vs Fischer, 1966 Ivanchuk vs Movsesian, 2009

    Minority Attack on Q-side:
    Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968

    Using open e-file:
    Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009

    Q-side attack against the King:
    T Abergel vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 S Melia vs M Sebag, 2004 L S Eolian vs Kasparov, 1976 Adams vs Gelfand, 1988 Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1998 Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 Naiditsch vs Anand, 2003

    f5-pawn break:
    D Resende vs W Pereira, 1988 V Sareen vs R Palliser, 2005

    Playing ...g5 to control e5:
    Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1999 Karjakin vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 G Milos vs J Polgar, 1996 Dominguez Perez vs Kasparov, 2017 Tal vs I Platonov, 1969 R Zenklusen vs Navara, 2001 Leko vs Anand, 2001

    Portisch manoeuvre:
    C Pritchett vs Portisch, 1980

    Fischer manoeuvre (...Kh8, ...Rg8, ...g5):
    J G Soruco vs Fischer, 1966

    Transfer of DSB to Q-side:
    Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1966 Robatsch vs Fischer, 1965

    Pressure against e4 pawn:
    Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952

    Two Bishops and Strong Centre:
    Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 Spassky vs Botvinnik, 1959

    Endgames:
    Suetin vs Spassky, 1960 A Berelowitsch vs N Guliyev, 2012 Topalov vs Short, 1996 Levenfish vs Boleslavsky, 1943 Stoltz vs Boleslavsky, 1946 O Sterner vs Boleslavsky, 1954 Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 O Troianescu vs Fischer, 1968 T Thiel vs Ftacnik, 1992 P Roth vs Timoshchenko, 1992 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 Hort vs Ljubojevic, 1979 J Hagenauer vs Andersson, 2006

    Great Najdorf Practitioners:

    Garry Kasparov

    Robert James Fischer

    Veselin Topalov

    Lajos Portisch

    Boris Gelfand

    Viswanathan Anand

    Sergey Karjakin

    Lev Polugaevsky

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    359 games, 1911-2018

  9. Sorcerer's Apprentice (Bronstein)
    'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' by David Bronstein. Compiled by Tom Fuerstenberg.
    209 games, 1938-1995

  10. The King Takes a Walk
    This is a game collection dedicated to the king walks and King hunts that facinate us in the game of chess. These are the criteria: 1)The King walk must take place in the middlegame not in the endgame as this is basic and the king is in not much danger. 2)A king hunt must have his opponent's king take a stroll unwillingly.
    27 games, 1620-2004

  11. The Petroff - Move by Move
    95 games, 1946-2016

  12. yCheckmate # Fredthebear Mating Patterns
    Checkmate: The word is derived from the Persian "Shah mat." "Shah" is the Persian word for King and "mat" is the Persian adjective meaning helpless for defeated.

    Chess mathematicians and problemists have established the fact that a King, Bishop, and Knight can checkmate the opposing King in 460 different ways.

    - The Encyclopaedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks, p. 68. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1970.

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    The proper names of checkmate patterns are somewhat debated. Some of the confusion comes from well-meaning misprints (mine included herein) given in publications that perpetuate the wrong name. For example, Reti's Mate, Morphy's Mate, Morphy's Concealed Mate, and Pillsbury's Mate are often confused for one another by writers and players (but there is an official designation that distinguishes them apart based upon a famous game in which each occured). For example, Adolph Anderssen played Pillsbury's Mate before Pillsbury.

    MORPHY'S MATE is NOT from his ultra-famous 17 move OPERA house victory! (The queenside queen sacrifice preceding Rd8# supported by a bishop is known as an Opera Mate in some publications, and a Reti's Mate in others, even though Morphy's ultra-famous Opera House game occurred earlier.) A proper Morphy's Mate has a rook placed on the g-file but needs no protection.

    I will try to adjust these names to comply with the following easy-to-follow websight:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check...

    Examples of many, but not all, of their checkmates are included below. Unfortunately, well-meaning internet postings are not entirely reliable.

    The Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, "one of the finest chess books ever written" is a source I trust. My version was reprinted in 2003 and edited by GM John Nunn, who is a stickler for accuracy and details. Chapter 4, pages 66-79 is devoted to Mating Patterns. Unfortunately, some examples given remain unnamed as a "typical mating pattern." Other authors have given these examples names that may or may not be official. One example of this is what I call the Hook Mate p. 72 but Vukovic/Nunn refer to this as merely a typical mating pattern.

    My vast chess library certainly does contain other checkmate resources. However, until I have actually referenced and cross referenced the books, I will not list them yet. One variance in name somewhat invalidates or at least questions the accuracy of all names given in a particular book. Other books are accurate, but not comprehensive. Unfortunately, my chess library is not located near my computer for easy reference. Shuffling back and forth is required.

    Previously I called a Dovetail Mate and a Swallow's Tail Mate the same thing. That is not correct. The DOVETAIL Mate is a DIAGONAL check whereas the SWALLOW's Tail Mate is check from the SAME FILE. The pneumonic device is helpful. (Neither one is an Epaulette Mate.) All labeling corrections have been made to my knowledge, but it's a good bet I have not yet caught all my own errors over the course of collecting and assembling hundreds of games. For my purposes, I do not care what piece actually gives the final check; it's the defense structure that limits escape that warrants the name.

    For the purpose of increased examples, I consider an attacking queen interchangeable with a bishop or rook without changing the name of the checkmate pattern. For example, the rook could be replaced by the queen in the final position of an Arabian mate where the knight supports the heavy piece giving checkmate. I still call it an Arabian mate, although it is not fully proper to substitute a queen. My concern is the practical application of the pattern from any position, not the exact piece duplication.

    Many of the original checkmates got their name after a sparkling queen sacrifice so it's wise to know the original full sequence. Versions with and without a preceding queen sacrifice are included herein. Some mating patterns were extended beyond the original version because of some quirk in the position that gave the suffering king a few more steps to flee before the final blow. The extended version can be extremely useful for the attacker to know!

    Please understand that not all games provided end in actual checkmate. The opponent resigned when faced with the obvious mate in one or two, etc.

    After all the ranting about checkmates above, I have also included some favorite stalemates and "queen" mates. These are a far sight different than a checkmate, but the reader may well enjoy them.

    Thank you sneaky pete, patzer2, trovatore, and Nightsurfer among others.

    Site STILL under construction by Fredthebear. I've tried to edit along the way. Legall's Mate examples are posted in another collection of their own.

    * Many KNIGHT checkmates have been removed in 2017 to a separate file to make more room in this file for other types of checkmates.

    Updated Index of Current Checkmates:
    (Ignore the numbers that follow! The numbers do not aid the reader.) - Fool's Mate (Rapid one piece # on open diagonal to uncastled K) 10 - xh7/xg6/xe6 allows diagonal mate of uncastled king 14 - Scholar's Mate (Supported queen gives rapid # of uncastled K) 15 - Reti's Mate (Queen sacrifice opens final support check on back rank.) I have not yet made the specific distinction of Reti's Mate with rook supports bishop finish [a.k.a. Dovetail Mate on the back rank] as opposed to the Opera Mate with bishop supports rook finish. 20 - Morphy's Mate (Bishop check crossfires w/Rook on open g-file) 24 - Pillsbury's Mate (Bishop crossfires w/Rook check after a Rook sacrifice on open g-file) 25 - Bishop Assists Rook Mate (There are lots of variations but there's no room to include them all.) 31 - Back Rank Bishop leads to checkmate (fianchetto cut-off) 36

    Many of the Following Have Been Re-located to N's Collection: - Arabian Mate (Knight supports Rook check vs K on edge.) 37 - Hook Mate (Knight supported by blocked pawn assists Rook.) 44 - Discovered Double Checkmate 47
    - Smothered Mate Miniatures 70 (QGD Albin CG games are removed.) - Joint Knights Mate 100
    - Philidor's Legacy (A Smothered Mate sequence by Q and her N) 120 - The Clean Mate (A smothered mate w/an extra step) 140 - Semi-Smothered Mates 155
    - Royal Fork and Royal Family Fork Mate - Rare! 160 - Anastasia's Mate (K on open outer file and N prevents inward flight) 170

    More of the Index, Less Knight Specific:
    - Back rank mate w/support or cut-off assistance 190 - Lawn Mower/Corridor Mate (2 Rooks on adjacent ranks or files; one prevents escape) 200 - Railroad Mate (Q supports R+ shuffle and vice versa; the opposing king occupies the rank/file between the Q & R.) 225 - Blind Swine (two rooks = "hogs" on the 7th) 250 - Lolli's Mate / Damiano's Mate (pawn supports queen) 270 - Blackburne's Mate (Uses bishop pair and a knight for support) 350 - Checkmates from the Corner tend to be quite creative! 370 - Pawn Mates 400
    - Pawn Wedge prevents King escape 450
    - Promotion Mates 470
    - Epaulet / Epaulette Mate (The K's own pieces beside him obstruct flight on the same rank/file... R-K-R) 500 - Swallow's Tail / Gueridon Mate (More obstruction by the K's own pieces "a pawn's capture" behind the K) 530 - Dovetail Mate / Cozio's Mate (The K's own pieces obstruct flight from a diagonal check) 550 - Parallel Bishop Pair / Double Bishop Mate 595
    - Boden's Mate (Two bishops criss-cross in X fashion)600 - Fishing Pole Attack (h-pawn recaptures to open h-file) 650 - Greco's Mate (K caught on outer file as B prevents flight) 700 - Single Piece Mates 750 (This excludes Philidor's Legacy and Fool's Mate in the opening.) - Stalemate (Not in check but no legal move available)800 - Perpetual Check Draws / Three-Fold Repetition 850 - Various Assortment of Mates and Misses 900

    * See Prettiest Checkmates compiled by SpiritedReposte

    * Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has diagrammed checkmate patterns by name and good examples. It may better serve the new learner initially. (We likely share some game examples, but the collections were formed independently.)

    497 games, 1590-2015

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