Rook and Knight Mates:
Part of the 12x Common Mating Patterns, of the Chess Endgame Guide

Common Mating Patterns
Rook and Knight Mates
[Example 1]


Rook and Knight Mates
Example 1

Common Mating Patterns -- Rook and Knight Mates, #1
Winning Chess Combinations, p55-56
Title: (The) Arabian Mate
Diagram 33: Black to Play

Rook and Knight Mates,
Example 1, ChessFlash Viewer

Diagram 33, Rook and Knight Mate pattern.


Diagram 33, Rook and Knight Mate Fails. Stalemate.


Rook and Knight Mates,
Example 1, PGN

Notes: From the position shown in Diagram 33, Seirawan points out two possible outcomes ...

The first outcome (pattern) succeeds in a Rook and Knight Mate.

The second pattern sees the opposing King (Black in this case) managing to rescue a draw, through Perpetual Check.

Diagram 33, Rook and Knight Mate pattern.

[Event "Rook and Knight Mate, #1"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6k1/3R4/5N2/8/8/8/8/6K1 b - - 0 0"]
[PlyCount "2"]

{(Diagram 33)} 1... Kh8 2. Rh7# 1-0


Diagram 33, Rook and Knight Mate Fails. Stalemate.

[Event "R+N Mate Fails. Stalemate."]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6k1/3R4/5N2/8/8/8/8/6K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "6"]

{(Diagram 33)} 1... Kf8 2. Nh7+ Ke8 3. Nf6+ Kf8 4. Nh7+ *


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