Mating Patterns

More Bishop and Rook Mates

For those who enjoyed the first set of games, here are some more with the Bishop and Rook mating pattern.

 

Ignatz Kolisch - Carl Hamppe [C44]

Vienna 1859


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 d6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nxd4 Bf6 7. c3 Nge7 8. f4 O-O 9. Be3 d5 10. e5 dxc4

10... Bxe5 11. Nxc6 Nxc6 12. Qxd5 Qxd5 13. Bxd5 Bd6=

11. exf6 gxf6

11... Nf5!?

12. f5! Nxf5?

12... Ne5 13. Qh5

13. Qg4+?!

13. Nxf5! Qxd1 zwichenzug? 14. Nh6+! zwichenzug! 14... Kg7 15. Rxd1

13... Ng7 14. Qg3 Qd6 15. Bf4?!

15. Nxc6! Qxg3?? (15... bxc6 16. Bf4) 16. Ne7+ zwichenzug!

15... Nxd4! 16. cxd4

16. Bxd6? Ne2+ 17. Kh1 Nxg3+ 18. Bxg3 Bf5

16... Qxd4+ 17. Kh1 Bf5?!

17... Qd3!

18. Nc3 Bd3 19. Bh6 f5 20. Rf4 Qf6 21. Bg5 Qg6 22. Nd5 Rae8 23. Nf6+ Kh8 24. Rh4 h5??

24... f4!! 25. Qh3 (25. Qxf4 Ne6!) 25... Bf5

25. Nxh5 Nxh5?










26. Bf6+ Kg8 27. Rxh5 Qxg3 28. Rh8# 1-0


George Koltanowski - A Dunkelblum [B18]

Antwerp 1923


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Bd3!? Qxd4 6. Nf3 Qd8 7. Qe2 Nf6?!

7... Bxe4!

8. Nxf6+ gxf6 9. Bxf5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qxf5 11. O-O-O Qe6?! 12. Qd3 Qxa2??










13. Qd8+ Kxd8 14. Ba5+ Kc8 15. Rd8# 1-0


Larry Melvyn Evans - W. Young [B23]

US op/Baltimore (6) 1948


1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 e6 6. O-O Bd7 7. d3 Be7 8. h3 Qc8 9. f4 e5 10. Kh2 h6 11. Nd5 Nd4 12. Nxe7 Kxe7 13. c3 Ne6 14. f5 Nc7 15. d4 Rd8 16. Be3 b6 17. g4 Bc6 18. Ng3 Qb7 19. Re1 Kf8 20. d5 Bd7 21. Qd2 Ke7 22. Bf3 Rh8 23. Kg2 Raf8 24. b4 c4 25. a4 Ra8 26. h4 Qc8 27. g5 hxg5 28. hxg5 Nh7 29. Rh1 Ne8 30. Rh2 Nc7 31. Rah1 Qa6 32. Rxh7 Rxh7 33. Rxh7 Bxa4 34. f6+ gxf6 35. gxf6+ Kxf6










36. Bg5+ Kg6 37. Rh6+ Kg7 38. Bf6+ Kg8 39. Rh8# 1-0


Moises A Kupferstich - Chantal Chaude de Silans [D01]

Dubrovnik ol (Men)/Dubrovnik (1) 1950


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 g6 4. f3 Bg7 5. e4 dxe4 6. fxe4 O-O 7. Qd2 Re8 8. Nf3 c5 9. d5 Ng4 10. h3 Ne5 11. Be2 Qb6 12. O-O-O Nbd7 13. Rhf1 Nxf3 14. gxf3 a6 15. Bh6 Bh8 16. f4 Qd8 17. h4 b5 18. e5 Nb6 19. h5 c4 20. hxg6 hxg6 21. Bf3 b4 22. Ne4 c3 23. Qh2 cxb2+ 24. Kb1 Bf5 25. Rh1 Qc8 26. Bf8 Bh3 27. Bh6 Bf5 28. Bg5 Bh3 29. Qxh3 Qxh3 30. Rxh3 Nc4 31. Rdh1 Bg7 32. d6 exd6










33. Bf6! dxe5 34. Rh8+

and mate next move.

1-0

Kaj Rosell (2343) - Erling Mortensen (2401) [A57]

Holmsgaard mem/Norresundby (1) 1978


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. b6 d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 g6 8. a4 Nxb6 9. a5 Nbd7 10. e4 Bg7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Ne8 13. Nd2 Nc7 14. Nc4 Nb5 15. Na4 Nd4 16. Bd3 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Nb6 Ra7 19. Bh6 Re8 20. Rb1 e6 21. f4 Bh8 22. Bg5 Qc7 23. dxe6 Bxe6 24. f5 Bb3 25. Qg4 Be5 26. Qh4 Kh8 27. Rbe1 c4 28. Bb1 c3 29. bxc3 Qxc3 30. Re3 Qxa5 31. Bf6+ Kg8










32. Qxh7+ Kxh7 33. Rh3+ Kg8 34. Rh8# 1-0


I. Bolevski - Fabio Samaritani [C00]

Pellestrina-C/Pellestrina (7) 1979


1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 d4 4. Nf3 c5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Qe2 a6 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 8. c4 Nc6 9. d3 Nh6 10. Nbd2 Be7 11. Ne4 O-O 12. h3 b5 13. b3 bxc4 14. bxc4 Nb4 15. O-O Qa4 16. Ne1 Rab8 17. Rf3 Rb6 18. g4 Bh4 19. Ng3 Rfb8 20. f5 exf5 21. Bxh6 fxg4 22. hxg4 Bxg3 23. Bxg7 Bxe1 24. Bf6 Nc2 25. Rc1 Rb2 26. Qe4 Ne3 27. Rh3 Rg2+ 28. Kh1 Rxg4










29. Qxh7+ Kf8 30. Qh8+ Rg8 31. Qxg8+ Kxg8 32. Rh8# 1-0


Lars Veno Jakobsen - Per Andreasen (2290) [A30]

Vejgaard-B/Vejgaard (2) 1992


1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 e6 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 a6 9. Re1 d6 10. e4 Nbd7 11. d3 Qc7 12. Rc1 Rad8 13. Rc2 Ne5 14. h3 Nfd7 15. Nh2 Bf6 16. Ng4 Nxg4 17. hxg4 Nb8 18. Kh2 Nc6 19. Rh1 Ne7 20. Kg1 Bxc3 21. Bxc3 Rfe8 22. g5 Ng6 23. Qh5 Nf8 24. f4 d5 25. Bf6 Rd7 26. cxd5 exd5 27. Bh3 dxe4??










28. Bf5!

(threatening Bxh7+ and mate to follow)

28... h6

28... g6 29. Qxh7+ (29. Qh6 also works, but is not as pretty) 29... Nxh7 30. Rxh7 Kxh7 31. Rh2+ Kg8 32. Rh8#

29. Qxh6!! gxh6 30. Rxh6 Ng6 31. Rch2 exd3 32. Rh8+ Nxh8 33. Rxh8# 1-0


P. Gelhausen - A. Alhindi [B22]

WchT U26/Graz 1981


1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Bc4 Nc7?! 7. cxd4 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. Nc3 Nd7?! 10. Bf4 Nb6 11. Bb5+ Nxb5 12. Nxb5 dxe5 13. Bxe5 Nd5 14. Bxg7 Rg8 15. Be5 a6 16. Nc3 b5 17. Qd3 Rg6 18. Rac1 Bb7 19. Bg3 h5 20. Ne5 Nf4 21. Qd2 Bg5 22. Qd1 Rg7 23. Bxf4?

23. h4

23... Bxf4 24. g3 Bxc1 25. Qxh5? Qg5! 26. Qe2 Qh4!! 27. Rxc1?










27... Qxh2+ 28. Kxh2 Rh7+ 29. Kg1 Rh1# 0-1


Peter Ostermeyer (2455) - Ralf Lau (2455) [E15]

Solingen 1986


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 d5 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. Ne5 Bb4+ 8. Kf1 Bd6 9. Nxc4 Nd5 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. Nbd2 f5 12. h4 O-O 13. Bf3 Be7 14. Kg2 Bb7 15. Rc1 Bf6 16. e3 Qd7 17. Qe2 Rae8 18. a3 Kh8 19. h5 Qf7 20. b4 a6 21. Ne5 Nxe5 22. dxe5 Be7 23. Nb3 Rc8 24. Bd4 Kg8 25. Rhd1 g5 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Rh1 g5 28. Kg1 Kg7 29. Bh5 Rh8 30. Bf3?

30. e4!

30... g4! 31. Bg2 Rxh1+ 32. Bxh1 Rh8 33. Bg2 Qh5 34. Nd2??










34. e4! fxe4 35. Kf1 Bg5

34... Qh2+ 35. Kf1 Qh1+

and mate in two following 36.Bxh1 Rxh1+ 37.Kg2 Nxe3# (double check and mate!)

0-1

Winfried Basener - Ulrich Koepf (2275) [C00]

Munich op 9192/Munich (5) 1992


1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. Ngf3 Qd7 7. O-O O-O-O 8. a4 Nf6 9. exd5 exd5 10. a5 Ng4 11. axb6 axb6 12. Nb3 f5 13. Nbd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 15. Nb3 Be7 16. Re1 Rhe8 17. d4 Bd6 18. Bg5 Rxe1+ 19. Qxe1 Re8 20. Qd2 Qe6 21. Bf3 h6 22. Bf4 Bxf4 23. Qxf4 g5 24. Qd2 Nf6 25. Qb4 f4 26. g4 h5 27. h3 hxg4 28. hxg4 Ne4!? 29. Nd2 Qh6 30. Nxe4?

(the beginning of an extremely faulty combination that wins the e-pawn -- but opens the long diagonal for Black's attack!)

30... dxe4 31. Qb5 Rh8! 32. Qf5+ Kb8 33. Bxe4










33... Qh1+ 34. Bxh1 Rxh1# 0-1


Patrick Norris - Gerald Toler [C84]

USA-72ch/Ventura (9) 1971


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Na5 9. d4 Nxb3 10. cxb3 exd4 11. Nxd4 Bb7 12. e5 Nd5 13. Ne4 Kh8 14. Qh5 Qe8 15. Nf5 f6 16. Nxg7 Qxh5 17. Nxh5 fxe5 18. Rd1 Nf4 19. Nxf4 Bxe4 20. Re1 Bc6 21. Rxe5 Bd6 22. Re2? Bxf4 23. g3 Bd6 24. h4? Rae8 25. Be3 Bf3 26. Ree1 c5 27. Kh2 Re4 28. Bh6?










28... Rxh4+ 29. Kg1 Rh1# 0-1


Berit Pommerin - Edith Kreis [C50]

RLPF-ch (Women)/Bingen (1) 1991


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. d3 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. Re1 Nd4 9. g4 Nxg4!? 10. Ng5??

10. Nxd4! Qh4! 11. Qf3!

10... Nf6! 11. Qd2 h6 12. Ne2 Nxe2+ 13. Rxe2 hxg5 14. Qxg5 Qd7 15. Qh4 O-O-O 16. Re1 Bf3! 17. Qg3










17... Qxh3! 18. Qxh3+ Rxh3 19. Bxf7 Rh1# 0-1


Dorothea Elges - Maike Strehl [C50]

Ostwestfalen Lippe-ch U15 Girls/Barntrup (4) 1993


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Bg5 Bg4 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Bh6 Re8 11. c3 Nxf3+ 12. gxf3 Bh3

(These rather symmetrical positions can be tricky. One slip in the attack and you wind up on defense!)

13. Re1?!

13. Kh1! Bxf1 (13... Kh8? 14. Rg1 Rg8 (14... Bxf2 15. Bg7+ Kg8 16. Bxf6+ Bxg1? 17. Qxg1+ Kf8 18. Qg7#) 15. Bxf7 Bxf2! 16. Bxg8 (16. Rxg8+? Qxg8 17. Bxg8 Rxg8 18. Qg1!! Rxg1+ 19. Rxg1 Bxg1 20. Kxg1=) 16... Bxg1 17. Bb3 Bb6 18. Qe1!) 14. Qxf1 Kh8 15. Bxf7

13... Kh8! 14. Qd2??

14. Kh1 Rg8 15. Rg1 Bxf2 16. Bxf7 Bxg1 17. Bxg8 Bb6 18. Bb3 Qe8!

14... Rg8+ 15. Kh1 Bg2+ 16. Kg1 Bxf3+ 17. Kf1 Rg2

17... Qd7!

18. Bxf7?










18... Rxh2

and White cannot avoid eventual mate but succumbed quickly by

19. Kg1 Rh1# 0-1


Don Griffith (2081) - Kevin Hopps (1836) [B96]

US open/St Paul (4) 1982


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. Qe2 Nfd7 11. O-O-O Bb7 12. Qg4 Qxe5? 13. Bxb5 axb5 14. Ncxb5 h5?










14... Rxa2

15. Nc7+!! Qxc7 16. Nxe6 Qe5

16... fxe6 17. Qxe6+ Be7 18. Qxe7#

17. Nc7+!! Qxc7 18. Qe2+ Ne5 19. Qxe5+! Qxe5

19... Be7 20. Qxc7 Bxg5+ 21. Kb1 O-O 22. Qxb7

20. Rd8# 1-0

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