Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Back Rank Mates

Back-rank mates are considered as one of the deadliest weapons one can use against your opponent's King. Back-rank mates appear often in low level games among beginners. There are variants of back-rank mates and it gives you the same annoying feeling of losing a game that way.

A back-rank mate is a result of carelessness. Even grandmasters blunder what more of the players rated 2000 plus? With a little help from luck and a lot of tactical decoying and distractions, one can steal a point against these mighty warriors.

Here is a game I played against a 2050:


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