Pillsbury’s Mate [2 Exemplary games]

Pillsbury’s mate is a mating pattern that belongs to an American player called ” Harry Nelson Pillsbury “. This checkmate only needs one bishop and one rook, that’s enough for checkmate.

It’s a kind of Morphy’s mate but one little difference is that instead of a bishop a rook delivers a checkmate.

Here you will watch two examples of chess games where you will see how Pillsbury’s Mate occurs. Please note the ideas mentioned in this game instead of remembering moves. And if you watched these two games carefully, then you will be able to find this pattern in your next chess games.

Enough discussion, let’s watch these two games.


Pillsbury’s mate:1

Pillsbury mate:2



I hope you enjoyed these two games, and you learned a mating pattern.

Helpful Link: More Mating Patterns in Chess

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