Checkmate in the middlegame

From Vukovic's The Art of Attack

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[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "30"]

[White "Mate with K's Bishop support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "7k/7B/7Q/8/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "5"]



1. Bg6+ (1. Bf5+ Kg8 2. Be6#) 1... Kg8 2. Qh7+ Kf8 3. Qf7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "38"]

[White "Mate with K's Bishop support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5r1k/4pppB/8/7Q/8/8/P7/K7 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "8"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... g6 2. Qh6 $1 (2. Bxg6+ $2 2... Kg7 3. Qh7+ 3... Kf6 {and escapes.}) 2...

Rd8 (2... f6 3. Bxg6+ Kg8 4. Qh7#) 3. Bxg6+ Kg8 4. Qh7+ Kf8 5. Qxf7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "34"]

[White "Mate with Pawn support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4r1k1/5p2/4pPp1/6Q1/8/6K1/8/8 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "6"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



{Threat Q-h6-g7#} 1... Kh7 2. Qh4+ Kg8 3. Qh6 -- 4. Qg7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "36"]

[White "Mate with Pawn support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5bk1/6p1/3pp1P1/Q7/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 5"]

[PlyCount "5"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



5. Qh5 Be7 6. Qh7+ Kf8 7. Qh8# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Mate with Pawn support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4r2k/4p2p/4bp1Q/6P1/8/8/8/4K3 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]



1. g6 Bg8 (1... Kg8 2. Qxh7+ Kf8 3. g7+ Kf7 4. g8=Q#) 2. g7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "Warsaw"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "48"]

[White "Mate with P support (Corridor"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5p1p/5Pp1/4Q3/8/P7/K7/R7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "7"]

[EventDate "1935.??.??"]



1. Qg5 Kh8 2. Qh6 Rg8 3. Qxh7+ Kxh7 4. Rh1# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "47"]

[White "Anastasia's Mate (Corridor)"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5ppp/8/2RN3R/8/8/P7/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "5"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Ne7+ Kh8 2. Rxh7+ Kxh7 3. Rh5# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1859.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Anderssen, Adolf"]

[Black "Lange (Corridor), Max"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C61"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[PlyCount "42"]

[EventDate "1859.??.??"]



1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. e5 d5 7. Bb3 Bg4 8.

f3 Ne4 9. O-O d3 10. fxg4 $2 10... Bc5+ 11. Kh1 Ng3+ 12. hxg3 Qg5 13. Rf5 h5

14. gxh5 (14. Rxg5 hxg4+ 15. Rh5 15... Rxh5# {Max Lange's Mate}) 14... Qxf5 15.

g4 Rxh5+ 16. gxh5 Qe4 17. Qf3 Qh4+ 18. Qh3 Qe1+ 19. Kh2 Bg1+ 20. Kh1 Bf2+ 21.

Kh2 Qg1# 0-1



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "35"]

[White "Damiano's Mate Q+P"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4qrk1/6p1/5pP1/8/8/8/4P3/K2Q1R1R w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "9"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Rh8+ Kxh8 2. Rh1+ Kg8 3. Rh8+ Kxh8 4. Qh1+ Kg8 5. Qh7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "37"]

[White "Mate with Rook support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5p2/8/8/8/8/P6Q/K6R b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "4"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... Kg7 (1... f6 2. Qh7#) (1... Ra8 2. Qh8#) 2. Qh6+ Kg8 3. Qh7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "37.1"]

[White "Mate with Rook support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5pp1/8/8/8/8/P6Q/K6R b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... f6 2. Qh8+ (2. Qh7+ Kf7) 2... Kf7 1/2-1/2



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "37.2"]

[White "Mate with Rook support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5p2/6p1/8/8/8/P6Q/K6R b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... Kg7 2. Qh7+ Kf6 1/2-1/2



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "39"]

[White "Philidor's Legacy "]

[Black "(Smothered mate)"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4r2k/6pp/5n2/3Q2N1/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "7"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Nf7+ Kg8 2. Nh6+ Kh8 3. Qg8+ Rxg8 4. Nf7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "40"]

[White "Mate with Knight support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5pp1/8/6NQ/8/8/P7/K7 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "6"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... Rb8 2. Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Ne6 Rg8 4. Qh5# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "41"]

[White "Mate with Knight support"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "6k1/3N1p1p/6p1/4Q3/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "5"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Nf6+ Kh8 (1... Kg7 2. Ne8+ Kh6 3. Qf4+ g5 4. Qf6+ Kh5 5. Ng7+) 2. Nh5+ Kg8

3. Qg7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "45"]

[White "Morphy's discovered mate R+QB"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5ppp/8/4B1R1/8/8/8/7K w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "9"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Rxg7+ Kh8 2. Rxf7+ Kg8 3. Rg7+ Kh8 4. Rg6+ Rf6 5. Bxf6# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "43"]

[White "Rook and Queen's Bishop"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/3b1p1p/2p1pB2/7R/8/8/P7/K7 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "8"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... Rc8 $4 (1... Ra8 $1 $145 2. Rg5+ Kf8 3. Rg7 Bc8 4. Rxh7 Ke8 5. Rh8+ 5...

Kd7 $11) 2. Rg5+ Kf8 3. Rg7 Ra8 4. Rxh7 Ke8 5. Rh8# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "44"]

[White "Morphy's mate R+QB"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5ppp/5b2/5Q2/8/8/1B6/R6K w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "5"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Qxf6 gxf6 2. Rg1+ Kh8 3. Bxf6# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Pillsbury's Mate R+Q'sB"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "1r3rk1/5ppp/4b3/8/8/8/1B5K/R5R1 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "7"]



1. Rxg7+ Kh8 2. Rg8+ Kxg8 3. Rg1+ Bg4 4. Rxg4# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "32"]

[White "Back rank mate"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "3R2k1/5ppp/8/8/8/8/8/6K1 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "0"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "31"]

[White "Arab Mate R+N"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "6k1/4R3/4P3/7N/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Nf6+ Kh8 (1... Kf8 2. Rf7#) 2. Rh7# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "46"]

[White "Mate with R+N"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "6k1/6p1/3R2N1/5P2/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Rd8+ Kf7 2. Rf8# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "32"]

[White "Two knights' mate"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5k2/3K4/4N2N/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "0"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "42"]

[White "Greco's mate"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5rk1/5ppp/8/3B2NQ/8/8/P7/K7 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "6"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1... h6 (1... Rd8 2. Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Qg8+ Rxg8 4. Nf7#) 2. Bxf7+ Kh8 (2... Rxf7 3.

Qxf7+ Kh8 4. Qf8#) 3. Qg6 hxg5 4. Qh5# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "50"]

[White "Epaulette Mate"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4rkr1/8/8/4Q3/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "1"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. Qf6# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "1"]

[White "Swallowtail Mate"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "4r1r1/5k2/5Q2/8/4N3/8/8/K7 b - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "0"]



 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "57"]

[White "Sire de Legall , K."]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C41"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[PlyCount "13"]

[EventDate "1965.??.??"]



1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Bg4 4. Nc3 4... g6 $2 5. Nxe5 5... Bxd1 $4 6. Bxf7+

Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Mate with N+B"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "5r1k/5p1p/8/4N3/3B4/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]



1. Nxf7+ Kg8 2. Nh6# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "attack: King castled Queens-s"]

[Date "1853.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Schulder"]

[Black "Boden (Boden's Mate)"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C41"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[PlyCount "30"]



1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 f5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d4 fxe4 6. dxe5 exf3 7. exf6 Qxf6 8.

gxf3 Nc6 9. f4 Bd7 10. Be3 O-O-O 11. Nd2 Re8 12. Qf3 Bf5 13. O-O-O {

  walks into a common mating pattern} 13... d5 $1 14. Bxd5 Qxc3+ 15. bxc3

15... Ba3# {Vukovic gives this instead as MacDonnell-Boden, London 1869} 0-1



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1965.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Mate with B+B"]

[Black "NN"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "3r3k/7p/7P/3p4/8/7B/8/3K2B1 w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "3"]



1. Be6 d4 2. Bh2 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1910.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Reti, Richard"]

[Black "Tartakower, Saviely"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B15"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[PlyCount "21"]

[EventDate "1910.??.??"]



1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qd3 e5 6. dxe5 Qa5+ 7. Bd2 Qxe5 8.

O-O-O 8... Nxe4 $2 {#} 9. Qd8+ Kxd8 10. Bg5+ Ke8 11. Rd8# 1-0



[Event "The Art of Attack"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "1875.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Blackburne, Joseph"]

[Black "Wylde"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C51"]

[Annotator "Vukovic"]

[PlyCount "51"]

[EventDate "1875.??.??"]



1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 exd4 8.

cxd4 Bb6 9. Ba3 Ne7 10. Ng5 O-O 11. e5 Nfd5 12. Nc3 c6 13. Qh5 h6 14. Nce4 Bxd4

15. Bd6 b5 16. Bb3 a5 17. Rfd1 Bb6 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. exf6 Nxf6 20. Qxh6 Bxf2+

21. Kh1 Ned5 22. Rxd5 cxd5 23. Bc2 Bb7 24. Be5 24... Ra6 {Blackburne's Mate}

25. Qh7+ Nxh7 26. Bxh7# 1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.01.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Regis, (blindfold)"]
[Black "Kelly, Edmund"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. Bd3 O-O 8. e5
Nd5 {[#] An ideal setting for the Greek Gift sacrifice. (1) black N missing from f6, (2) white can get N to g5 and Q across (3) black Bc8 cannot get to f5 (4) other forces in support h2-h4 Rh3 Bg5} 9. Bxh7+ Kxh7 10. Ng5+
Kg8 {It can feel natural to hide, but it's a prison not a castle.} (10... Kg6 {
is harder to beat; one point worth noting is} 11. Qd3+ (11. h4 {is best of all}
) 11... f5 12. h4 $1 (12. exf6+ $2 {"opening lines" but letting the King escape
})) 11. Qh5 Re8 {[#] Now, how do you checkmate from here?} 12. Qxf7+ Kh8 13.
Qh5+ Kg8 14. Qh7+ Kf8 15. Qh8+ Ke7 16. Qxg7# 1-0


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