Today we will cover the 5 classical checkmates that any practical chess player must know. This is a continuation of the previously written article that covers 13 typical checkmates. You will learn about Anastasia’s mate, Arabian mate, Corridor’s mate, Reti’s mate and the Smothered mate. After going over these mating themes you will be able to easily apply them in your own games.
1. Anastasia’s Mate
Irmak Dai – Monika Motycakova
2. Arabian Mate
Reiner – Steinitz
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3. Corridor’s Mate
Vishy Anand – Magnus Carlsen
4. Reti’s Mate
Richard Reti – Savielly Tartakower
5. Smothered Mate
Claude Frizzel Bloodgood – B. Evans