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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  1. Knight to a7 if the black knight takes we play rook to c1 check black has to block with the queen then we take the queen with our queen and that is a checkmate

  2. Solution to the puzzle: 1. Na7 Nxa7 2. Rc1 Nc6 3. Rxc6 bxc6 4. Ba6#

  3. I used the kill box mate yesterday and won the match.I didn't even know that this checkmate was discovered way before and would have never knew If I didn't saw your amazing video. Y ou are the best chess teacher sir!

  4. In bankrank checkmate you can go queen a8 check mate

  5. Na7+ Nxa7
    Rc1+ Nc6
    Rxc6+ bxc6

  6. Rook to C1 pin the knight deliver the mate with knight

  7. thank you for making this video ❤❤❤❤💕💕💕💕💕💕 very helpful thank you for making this video ❤❤❤❤💕💕💕💕💕💕 very helpful

  8. 8:35 Queen a8, the bishop blocks, queen takes the bishop, king can't attack bishop because of rook and checkmate

  9. 1. Na7+ Nxa7
    2. Rc1+ Nc6
    3. Rxc6+ bxc6
    4. Ba6#

  10. sir in morphys mate after Rg7 Rg8 is a mate

  11. Kna7 Kna7
    Rc1 + Knc6
    RxKnc6+ bxRc6

  12. its 100% rook to a1 because we need our knight to a7 for a checkmate but the black's knight is there so we sacrifice the rook to remove the black knight then checkmate

  13. up until now the only method i knew was the ladder one with rook

  14. Rook a1 then rook a8 so black knight will come b8
    Capture knight with rook b8 and it's checkmate is it true ?

  15. Na7+ it forces black to take the knight with Nxa7 and now it opens the c-file for the rook to deliver check with Rc1+ and now black cannot interpose his queen with Qc7 because Qxc7 is a mate so black has to interpose his knight with Nc6 then Rxc6+ then black is forced to take the rook with b-c6 and then Ba6 is a mate.

  16. In 9 u can take rook back instead of asacrifice

  17. Na7+, Nxa7 is forced, then Rc1+, Nc6, Rxc6+, if bxc6 , then Ba6#, or if Qc7, then Qxc7#

  18. Na7+ Nxa7 Rc1+ Nc6 = Rxc6+ bxc6 Ba6#

  19. Thanks a million for this video!
    Thought I saw a shorter line for Morphy's mate, then realized a single pawn could foil my plans. Chess is hard.

  20. N a7 check Nxa7 is forced
    Rc1 check Nc6 blocks it
    Rxc6 check bxc6
    Ba6 check mate

  21. helpful and with clarity… thanks.. I can actually understand and focus on this… Slow it down to .75 if yer slow like me

  22. " THIS IS A 4 MOVE MATE"

    White :Knight a1 check (+)
    Black : Knight। capture(×) a1
    White : Rook C1 check(+)
    Black : Knight c6
    White : Rook capture (×) c6 'Rook sacrifice
    Black: Pawn capture (×) c6
    White : Bishop a6 Checkmate (#)

  23. I love the way how you teach the trap's and stunning checkmate's

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