The Unfinished List of Checkmate Patterns

  Here is just a list. We will write separate article about each pattern. It is a work in progress, list will be expanded with new checkmates.   Anastasia’s Mate Anderssen’s Mate Arabian Mate Back Rank Mate Balestra Mate Blackburne’s Mate Blind Swine Mate Boden’s Mate Corner Mate Cozio’s Mate Damiano’s Mate David and Goliath Mate Epaulette Mate Greco’s Mate …

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Tactical Element – Elimination

  Tactical element Elimination involves capturing the enemy piece which is performing some defensive task. Once when the defence is eliminated,  we can continue with the attack. Elimination is one of the basic actions in chess and one of the most common tactical elements. In chess combinations it is usually introduction to other tactical motifs. In most cases we eliminate …

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