2RH Checkmate Routine

The crafty oblique movement of the Horse, augmented with the heavy firepower of two Chariots, creates many brilliant checkmate routines.

The sacrifice of the Chariot at B40 is a typical tactic. On the second move, if Red checks with the other Chariot, it will take him 3 additional moves to win.

In the end, if Black advances his King, he will be Smothered Mated. C8-2 is also useless as the threat is still there after Red’s R6=3 capturing the Elephant.

What if Black moves his King out of check on move #6/11? See the next diagram.

If Black answers the first Horse check with K6=5, he will be greeted with the Moat Horse checkmate after Red’s H5+7


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