Dec 12, 2009

Name the Mate 2: Greco's

Gioachino Greco was an early 18th century Italian player who catalogued mating patterns among other things. This one bears his name. There's nothing remotely tricky about a mate in one, but remember it's the pattern that's important. The theme of this mate arises frequently.

Below is an example of the Greco in action in a game situation from the website of Joh Edwards.

1.Ng6+ hxg6 2.Qh3#

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