Anderssen’s Mate

This checkmate occurs from a corner square with a Rook or a Queen, defended and protected by a pawn or a Bishop in the long diagonal which includes the corner square. The opposing King is checkmated at the square in one of the back ranks in the third file from the wing file (a or h file) in which the corner square is located where the Rook or Queen is positioned for checkmating.
[Game examples, sources credit:
with pawn: http://www.chesscity.com/ANALYSIS/Beginner/checkmate_patterns.htm
with Bishop: http://www.forthnet.gr/chess/anders.html]

 

Anderssen’s Mate with pawn
Barebones Mating PositionDIAGRAM ADM-1A
Anderssen’s Mate with Bishop
Barebones Mating PositionDIAGRAM ADM-1B
Anderssens_Mate_with_pawn Anderssens_Mate_with_Bishop

 

 

Anderssen’s Mate with pawn-Game Example
DIAGRAM ADM-1C

 

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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Gunsberg – Schallop, London 1886

23. …Qf6!! White resigned because checkmate to ensue regardless of White moves…some lines are:
24. Rxe8 Bh2+ 25. Kxh2 Qxh4+ 26. Kg1 Qh1#
[24. Be4 Bh2+ 25. Kxh2 Qxh4+
26. Kg1 Qh1#]
[24. d5 Qxh4 25. Rxe8 Qh1#
(25. …Qh2#)]
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Anderssen’s Mate with Bishop-Game Example
DIAGRAM ADM-1D

 

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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Spilman – Henlinger, Dresde 1929

1. Qxh7+!! Kxh7 2. Rh5+ Kg8
3. Rh8# 
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