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

Common Mating Patterns
Rook and Knight Mates
[Example 3]


Rook and Knight Mates
Example 3

Common Mating Patterns -- Rook and Knight Mates, #3
Winning Chess Combinations, p56
Title: (The) Arabian Mate.
Diagram 35: White to Play

Rook and Knight Mates,
Example 3, ChessFlash Viewer

Diagram 35, Rook and Knight Mate, (1st sequence)


Diagram 35, Rook and Knight Mate, (2nd sequence)

Rook and Knight Mates,
Example 3, PGN

Notes: Both sequences are the same up until White's third move (3.Rh8+).

Black then has a choice 3...Ke7, or 3...Kg7. It doesn't matter which, as both end in Checkmate (White Wins).

Diagram 35, Rook and Knight Mate, (1st sequence)

[Event "Rook and Knight Mate, #3.1"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6k1/5p2/3p2p1/6P1/4N3/7R/8/6K1 w - - 0 0"]
[PlyCount "7"]

{(Diagram 35)} 1. Nf6+ Kg7 2. Rh7+ Kf8 3. Rh8+ Kg7 4. Rg8# 1-0


Diagram 35, Rook and Knight Mate, (2nd sequence)

[Event "Rook and Knight Mate, #3.2"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6k1/5p2/3p2p1/6P1/4N3/7R/8/6K1 w - - 0 0"]
[PlyCount "7"]

{(Diagram 35)} 1. Nf6+ Kg7 2. Rh7+ Kf8 3. Rh8+ Ke7 4. Re8# 1-0


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