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    Ten Miniature Checkmates

    Welcome to Ten Miniature Checkmates.

     

    In this course intended for beginners, we show you ten games that ended in early checkmate and we show you the key mistakes and violated principles that led to the early losses!  A great learning tool.

     

    --IM Mark Ginsburg

    Tucson, AZ, USA
    Summer 2012

    • 1Weakening the King...
    • 6Another Bird's Opening Disaste...
    • 2Throwing it All Away...
    • 7The Illusory Pin Part 2...
    • 3An Incautious Knight Move...
    • 8Disaster on the Dark Squares...
    • 4The Illusory Pin...
    • 9Smothered Mate...
    • 5A Mishandled Opening...
    • 10Smothered Mate Part 2...
  • Author
    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.