Rook and Bishop Checkmates

Rook and Bishop Checkmate article

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 Hello Chess for Children kids! It’s me, Mr. C, and todays subject is Rook and Bishop Checkmates.

Rook and Bishop Checkmates

There are 3 types of Rook and Bishop checkmates. They are Anderssen’s Mate, Pillsbury’s Mate, and Reti’s Mate.

The Morphy’s Mates are also Rook and Bishop Checkmates and if you want to look at those check out this article.

Anderssen’s Mate

Karl Ernest Adolf Anderssen was a German Chess master and was considered the best player in the world from 1851 – 1858 when we lost a match to Paul Morphy. Then he was again considered best when Morphy retired in 1862. He retained that status until he was bested by Wilhelm Steinitz in a match in 1866.

Below is the basic pattern of Anderssen’s Mate. White to move and mate in 3 moves. Try to solve it on your own first and only when you are done then play the solution.

White to move and Mate in 3 moves

 Pillsbury’s Mate

According to Wikipedia:

Harry Nelson Pillsbury (December 5, 1872 – June 17, 1906) was a leading American chess player. At the age of 22, he won one of the strongest tournaments of the time (the Hastings 1895 chess tournament) but his illness and early death prevented him from challenging for the World Chess Championship.

Here is his checkmate: 

White to move and Mate in 3

Reti’s Mate

according to wikipedia:

Richard Selig Réti (28 May 1889 – 6 June 1929) was an Austro-Hungarian, later Czechoslovakian chess player, chess author, and composer of endgame studies.

He was one of the principal proponents of hypermodernism in chess. With the exception of Nimzowitsch’s book My System, he is considered to be the movement’s foremost literary contributor.

Here is his checkmate: