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  1. 8...d5 in Alapin
    Games in which White won in the following position: 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bc4 Nb6 8. Bb3 d5 9. Nh4 e6 10. Nf3
    9 games, 2004-2017

  2. Brutal Attacking Chess
    All opening traps,mating themes,and tactics that every chess player should know. All Classic Games you need to know.Attacking 0-0.Double Bishop Attacks.I wish I could have reviewed the games in this collection when I first learned chess at age 14.My hope is this will help someone who is just learning the game and those of us who keep falling for opening traps.
    399 games, 1620-2007

  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. Checkmate: Smothered
    Games ending with smothered mate. Smothered mate doesn't have to have the king in the corner nor have the knight land on the 7th (or 2nd if black) rank. Also, in this collection, the checkmate doesn't actually have to happen, but it does have to be right on the next move. The king must be surrounded by his forces. For more details, please look at the diagrams below. Games in order by year.

    Here is a list of acceptable & not acceptable games, based on the final position.

    Acceptable:

    1) (the classic)


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    2) (also classic)


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    3) (still counts)


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    Non-acceptable:

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    39 games, 1620-2014

  5. King and Pawn Endings
    These need to be mastered in order to plan tactics etc in the middle game. Some fascinating examples recently on this site. (Dec 2006). Chess seems infinite, and is an example of a controlled chaos.
    1 game, 1911

  6. Mating Patterns
    21 games, 1834-2004

  7. RLE_Fisher
    Games where Robert J Fischer plays the Exchange variation of the Ruy Lopez
    2 games, 1960-1966

  8. Rubinstein's Rook Endings
    Rook Endings
    39 games, 1906-1930

  9. Rubinstein_vs_Salwe
    Games of Akiba Rubinstein vs Georg Salwe
    7 games, 1903-1904

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