Back Rank Mates:
Part of the 12x Common Mating Patterns, of the Chess Endgame Guide

Common Mating Patterns
Back Rank Mates
[Example 3]


Back Rank Mates
Example 3

Common Mating Patterns -- Back Rank Mates, #3
Winning Chess Combinations, p28-29
Game: Magorian-Seirawan, Montana, 1979
Opening: Modern Defence
Diagram 7: White to Play

Back Rank Mates,
Example 3, ChessFlash Viewer

Back Rank Mates,
Example 3, PGN

[Event "Back Rank Mate, #3"]
[Site "Montana"]
[Date "1979"]
[Round "?"]
[White "James Magorian"]
[Black "Yasser Seirawan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "88"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 d6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. f4 b5 6. e5 Bb7 7. Nf3 b4 8. Ne2 Bxf3 9. gxf3 e6 10. Qd2 Nc6 11. Ng3 Nge7 12. Bd3 Nd5 13. Be4 Nce7 14. c4 bxc3 15. bxc3 Rb8 16. c4 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 c5 18. dxc5 dxe5 19. Rd1 Qc7 20. fxe5 Bxe5 21. Ne2 O-O 22. f4 Bf6 23. h4 Rfc8 24. h5 Qxc5 {(Diagram 7)} 25. Rd8+ Rxd8 26. Qxc5 Rb2 27. Qa5 Nf5 28. hxg6 hxg6 29. Rh3 Nd4 30. Nxd4 Rxd4 31. Bd3 Rxf4 32. Qa3 Rg4 33. Qxa6 Bh4+ 34. Rxh4 Rxh4 35. Qc8+ Kg7 36. Qc6 Rxa2 37. Be2 Rh2 38. Bd1 Rag2 39. Kf1 Rd2 40. Kg1 Rh4 41. Qa4 Re4 42. Kf1 e5 43. Qb3 Rh4 44. Ke1 Rdd4 0-1


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