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  1. Anatoly Karpov's Best Games
    244 games, 1962-2005

  2. Best Lessons of a Chess Coach
    Games from Weeramantry's Best Lessons of a Chess Coach
    3 games, 1945-1992

  3. Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns
    Based on the book "The Big Book of Chess" by Eric Schiller, here are the checkmates that I found on pages 88-98.

    Back Rank Mate: A rook moves to the back rank, while the king is trapped by the pawns.


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    Anastasia's Mate: A rook moves to check the king, while the knight covers escape squares.


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    Anderssen's Mate: A rook moves to the back rank corner, protected by a pawn, which is in turn defended by the king.


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    Arabian Mate: A rook, protected by the knight, moves to check a king in the corner.


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    Blackburne's Mate: One bishop gives check, protected by a knight that covers one flight square, while the other bishop covers the other escape squares.


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    Boden's Mate: One bishop moves to check the black king, which is hemmed in by its own pieces and cannot flee because of white's other bishop.


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    Damiano's Mate: The queen gives checkmate, protected by the pawn.


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    Knight Corner Mate: Use the knight to give check, while the rook stands guard on the file, and the pawn prevents the king from moving forward.


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    Cozio's Mate: The queen delivers the checkmate, attacking the enemy king while the queen is guarded by its own king.


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    Damiano Bishop Mate: The queen goes directly in front of the king, guarded by the bishop.


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    David and Goliath Mate: A mere pawn checkmates the king, protected by the other pawn. Black's own pieces prevent its escape.


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    Double Bishop Mate: The bishop moves to atttack the king along the long diagonal.


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    Dovetail Mate: The queen checks the king, protected by the pawn.


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    Epaulette Mate: Move the queen two squares in front of the enemy king, whose flanking rooks prevent any escape.


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    Greco's Mate: The queen goes to the right edge of the board. The king's escape is cut off by the other bishop.


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    Hook Mate: The rook slides over to the e-file so that it attacks the king. The knight protects it, and the pawn cuts off the remaning flight square.


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    Corner Mate: The rook moves to the corner, protected by the bishop.


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    Legal's Mate: The knight moves into a position to check the king. The bishop is guarded by the other knight, and the enemy pieces block the king's escape.


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    Lolli's Mate: The pawn can guard the queen on the checkmating square.


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    Max Lange's Mate: The queen moves to checking position next to the king, defended by its bishop.


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    Minor Piece Mate: White gives check with the bishop, and the knight covers the king's escape squares.


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    Morphy's Mate: The bishop gives check on the long diagonal. The rook and pawn insure that the king cannot escape.


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    Reti's Mate: THe bishop goes to the edge of the board, giving check while guarded by the rook.


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    Opera Mate: The rook checkmates on the back rank; it has the bishop as a protector.


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    Pillsbury's Mate: The rook moves over to the g-file to give check to the king, who can't get to the the corner because of the bishop.


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    Queen and Pawn Mate: The pawn acts as a guardian to protect the queen as it checkmates the king.


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    Smothered Mate: The king is surrounded by its own forces, but cannot escape from the knight check.


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    Note: I have disallowed smothered mates in this collection because I already have a collection: Game Collection: Checkmate: Smothered.

    Suffocation Mate: The knight checks at e7, and the bishop covers the escape squares.


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    Swallow-Tail Mate: The queen takes up a position directly in front of the king, defended by the bishop.


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    Corridor's Mate: The queen delivers the checkmate on the edge of the board. A rook would do the job just as well.


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    Mighty Queen Mate: The queen moves to the back rank, and checkmates all by itself, since the pawn blocks the king's escape.


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    In order by mate listed, original mate, then date.

    51 games, 1475-2013

  4. First Book of Morphy
    27 games, 1848-1984

  5. Grooten - Attacking Chess for Club Players
    5 games, 1953-2014

  6. IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess"
    These are the games analyzed in the book. Per game I have added the page numbers and also the theme for which this game was used in the book.
    50 games, 1873-1992

  7. QGD - exchange variation, 6. Dc2
    52 games, 1965-2007

  8. Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense Exchange Variation
    1 game, 2006

  9. Simple Attacking Plans
    Collection based on Fred Wilson's Simple Attacking Plans
    3 games, 1935-1977

  10. The Art of Attack - By Vladimir Vukovic
    Games from Vladimir Vukovic's classic book "The Art of Attack"
    40 games, 1845-1974

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