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Nikolai V Krogius vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 6, Jan-18
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Variation (C65)  ·  0-1



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Oct-18-16  zydeco: 28.Bxc6 feels right. Black's light-squared bishop is at least as strong as white's rook.
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  fredthebear: One site refers to this type of checkmate as a "Dovetail Bishop" Mate. I cannot confirm or deny such. Note that it does not matter what type of unit supports the checkmating queen next to the conquered king. "Bishop" refers to the light-squared bishop preventing escape.

Here's what a Dovetail Mate looks like:

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Would this be called a "Dovetail Knight" Mate?

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It seems to me that the transfer of words work, but the visual does not. I'm partial to naming checkmate patterns after a player who performed it in stunning fashion or in a decisive game.

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