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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378 Comments

  1. I laugh hard when u say the great mikhail tal fall for this trap with his brother when his nine years old (Squishy voice)

  2. 0:48 Another way. Queen to h7 check, king takes queen, rook to h5 check, king to g8, knight to e7 checkmate

  3. Chess puzzle answer
    First knight to a7 check, black can't move his king as queen is blocking him so black plays knight to a7, then rook to c1 check, the only option to black is his queen is f7 and white's queen to f7 is a checkmate.

  4. My Favorite Check Mating Pattern Is The Smothered Mate.
    its like a insect is trapped in the fruit bowl & the humans throw the insects in the trash & eat the Fruits

  5. Na7+ Nxa7 Rc1+ Nc6 Rxc6+ bxc6 Ba6#
    Mating pattern
    Balestra Mate

  6. 1. Na7+ Nxa7
    2. Rc7+ if Qc7 then Qxc7#
    if Nc6 then Rxc6+
    then bxc6 is forced
    And finally Ba6#

  7. First you move your knight to a7 then then black knight captures . Rook to c1. Black knight comes back to c6. You take the knight with rook at c6. Then finally comes the bishop on e6+.

  8. There are 2 different promotion choices: queen or knight

  9. Sir grandmaster banne me kitna kharcha hota hai

  10. Back rank mate.. I was searching the name of my favorite checkmate pattern. 😂

  11. bro when i am tinking about checkmate i am stopping at sacrifice this video helps me to remove that thanks bro

  12. knight to a7 black knight takes our knight rook to c1 checkmate

  13. 1. Na7+ Nxa7
    2. Rc1+ Nc6 is the only possible move
    3. Rxc6+ bxc6
    4.Ba6+#

  14. So many traps for learning it is verry good for practice

  15. It's always that one Indian guy who has tutorials on what you never thought you needed.

  16. No need to sacrifice just pull your rook back and its mate as we saw in first(7:03)

  17. 6 has mistake queen and pawn can take bishop

  18. is there 5 move on a checkmate?

  19. i want to win 3 stars battale

  20. Can you carry out the Anderrsons Mate after opening with the Danish Gambit?

  21. 9: 1.Queen g7- Knight g7
    2. Rook g7+- King h8
    3.Rook f7+- King g8
    4. Rook g7+- King h8
    5. Rook g3#
    Works too Morphy Mate right?

  22. Na7 check- N takes-Rhc1 check-Nc6-Rhc6 check- pon to c6-ba6 check and mate

  23. 4th no. Checkmate main king rook ko maar ke check mate ko rok skta hai na

  24. In most of the mates, black king is betrayed by his own army. I think a chess should be developed in which a king could kill his own pieces. That way, chess should be more challenging.

  25. 19:37
    Solution
    1: Na7+, Nxa7
    2: Rc1+, Nc6
    3: Rxc6, bxc6
    4: Ba6#
    Balestra mate

  26. Actually with a dovetail mate the pawn does not have to support the Queen to be considered the dovetail mate. It can be supported by any piece and it does not matter what the other two pieces are so long as neither is an unpinned knight

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