Top 32 Checkmates You Must Know | Basic Mating Patterns, Chess Tactics, Moves & Ideas to Win

Here are the Top 32 Checkmates every chess player must know. It’s important in chess to recognize common checkmate patterns as they can occur often. In this video, we will see 32 typical checkmates that you definitely should be on the lookout for to help you win more games. These mating patterns, moves, tactics and ideas will help you find them in your games & recognize them on the chessboard, which in turn will increase your winning chances. These are like the chess basics for beginners, but these will also be helpful for anyone, even if you are an intermediate or an advanced chess player. These examples will also help you in improving your tactics & give you some new ideas to trap your friends & opponents. I also have an interesting chess puzzle at the end of this video, let’s see if you can solve that.

Checkmate Patterns Covered:
0:00 Typical Checkmate Patterns – Introduction
0:23 Anastasia’s Mate
1:04 Hook Mate
1:54 Arabian Mate
2:40 Corner Mate
3:12 Vukovic Mate
3:49 Opera Mate
4:46 Reti’s Mate
5:35 Morphy’s Mate
6:30 Pillsbury’s Mate
7:20 Swallow’s Tail Mate / Guéridon Mate
7:41 Kill Box Mate
7:54 Triangle Mate
8:16 Back-rank Checkmate
8:57 Blind swine Mate
9:22 Smothered Mate
10:13 Suffocation Mate
11:20 Anderssen’s Mate / Mayet’s Mate
11:53 Pawn Mate / David & Goliath Mate
12:30 Dovetail Mate / Cozio Mate
13:25 Damiano’s Mate
14:10 Lolli’s Mate
14:56 Epaulette Mate
15:13 Greco’s Mate
15:51 Max Lange’s Mate
16:37 Double bishop Mate
16:56 Boden’s Mate
17:24 Balestra Mate
17:40 Blackburne’s Mate
17:54 Corridor Mate
18:24 Fool’s Mate / 2 Move Checkmate
18:40 Scholar’s Mate / 4 Move Checkmate
19:07 Legal’s Mate
19:24 Chess Puzzle: Find the Pattern

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329 Comments

  1. Puzzle :
    1. Na7+ Nxa7

    2. Rc1+ Nc6

    3. Rxc6+ bxc6

    4. Ba6#

    Beautiful video sir!, so much to learn and I really love the smothered/Suffocation mate!! especially the puzzle for the same!! Tq

  2. In 17 part ( Anderssen's mate) moving the rook to h5 is also a dangerous moove I think .
    Please let me know

  3. Can you upload a video of a chess trick to checkmate your opponents if they moved cornered pawns

  4. "Basic mating patterns" Say that to a person who doesn't know/play chess XD

  5. Is nobody going to talk about how similar the Morphy's Mate and the Corner Mate is?

  6. The puzzle can be checkmated using balestra mate pattern(Na6+,Nxa6,Rc1+,Nc6,RxNc6+,Bxc6,Ba6#

  7. Quiet simple 1.Na7+ Nxa7 2.Rc1+ Nc6 ( Qc7 Qxc7# ) Rxc6+ bxc6 ( Qc7 Qxc7# ) Ba6#

  8. i came from a match with 9 missed wins i can't remember a single mate,

  9. The mating pattern is balestra mate in ur puzzle

  10. so most of the king loses because of his own army blocking him from moving 😅

  11. Puzzle answer : knight moves to a7 mate to the king,then opponents knight move to a7 then checking the king with rook c1

  12. 9:54 black queen move to e6 or f5 then be captured by the white queen then black king move to b8

  13. 1. Na7+ Nxa7
    2. Rc1+
    (if 2. … Qc7
    then 3. Qxc7#)
    2. … Nc6
    3. Rxc6+ bxc6
    4. Ba6#

  14. Na7 N*a7 , Rc1 Nc6 , R*c6 *c6 , Ba6#

  15. Answer of last tactics: na7,nxa7,rc1,nc6,rxc6,pawnxc6, bishop a6#(check mated)

  16. In the puzzle you created of the back rank mate you can check the king by moving the queen to a8

  17. In Pillsbury mate unwanted sacrifice rook instead of forward rook put in backward is it right or not

  18. I call the anastiana mate:The spanish mate.
    Because it's a trap in Ruy lopez.

  19. Knight to a7 check then
    Black knight takes
    Rook to c1 check then King protected by knight
    Take knight with rook
    Pawn takes rook
    Finally check mate with bishop to a6

  20. Everything is crystal clear, thanks brother 😉

  21. how to win whit the computer level 8🏅🎖🏆

  22. What game was used for the example for the Greco’s mate?

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