Mate in the middle of the board
related to back-rank mates and smothered mates - kinda
needs more pieces since not near the edge of the board
uses pieces (such as Rooks) to cut down the size of the board
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notes
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Rd3 #
45 ...Kd4 46 Bf2+ Kd3 47 Rd5#
if 45 …Kd3 46 Rd5+ Ke3 47 Rc3+ Kf4 48 Bd2#
if 45 …Kb3 then mate on the edge with
46 Rb5+ Ka4 47 Rb4+ Ka5 48 Rb8+ Ka4 49 Ra6#
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is a continuation of #2
4 5
Rb5 mate
1.Rxf8 reduction to a simple pawn ending
1...Kxf8 2.Kf6 !! Kg8 3.g7 Kh7 4.Kf7+- 1-0
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1.Rxe7+ !! reduction to a won pawn ending
1...Kxe7 2.Ke5 Ke8 3.Ke6 Kf8 4.Kf6 Kg8 5.g7 Kh7 6.Kf7+-
the pawn can't be stopped from queening 1-0