I figured that I would follow up my previous post–on the smothered mate–with another checkmating pattern. This checkmate is called Anastasia’s Mate. It is a basic mating net pattern but not one that comes up often in games.
It is important to learn the pattern, though, because you have to defend against it. Also, sometimes you can use the threat of the mating pattern to either mate your opponent or force the win of material if your opponent has to stop it.
In the video, I first show the basic pattern for those who are unfamiliar with it, and then I show an example from a game by Mikhail Tal.
The next video is by another YouTube poster and shows another Tal game with Anastasia’s Mate.