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The Boden mate is named for Samuel Boden, who played a famous early example of it in Schulder–Boden, London 1853 where the king is mated by the two criss-crossing bishops, and blocked by two friendly pieces.
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0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,0,0,2,0,1,0,1,132,0,1,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,0,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,0,0,136|0,2,1,0,kingattack.png,0,2,0,4,0,red_overlay.png,0,0,2,4,0,red_overlay.png,0,0,3,0,0,blue_f.png,0,1,3,0,0,blue_f.png,0,4,5,4,0,green_overlay.png,0,7,5,4,0,red_overlay.png,0,7,5,1,0,aimage.png,0|The Boden mate is named for Samuel Boden, who played a famous early example of it in Schulder–Boden, London 1853 (final move shown here). Boden's mate is characterized by the king being mated by two criss-crossing bishops (could also be a queen and a bishop), and blocked by two friendly pieces.|5,4,1,0,green,0,2,2,0,green,0,2,2,0,yellow,5,7,0,2,red|0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,1,0,2,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,144,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,132,0,136|2,2,2,1,targetattack.png,0,2,2,3,0,targetmove.png,0,3,3,3,0,targetmove.png,0,4,4,3,0,targetmove.png,0,5,5,0,0,yellowhl.png,R|Here are the final moves of that game: Black sacrifices it's queen by taking c3.||0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,1,0,2,0,1,0,1,0,0,144,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,0,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,132,0,136|2,2,1,0,attackcross.png,0,2,2,2,1,targetattack.png,0,2,2,3,0,targetmove.png,0,1,1,0,0,yellowhl.png,R,0,2,1,0,kingattack.png,0|Putting the white king in check and forcing white to capture with b2.||0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,0,0,2,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,0,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,132,0,136|2,2,1,0,attackcross.png,0|Now white is vanerable to the attack from Bf8.|5,7,0,2,red|0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,0,0,2,0,1,0,1,132,0,1,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,0,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,0,0,136|7,5,4,0,blue_overlay.png,0,2,0,4,0,blue_overlay.png,0,7,5,1,0,aimage.png,0,0,2,1,0,kingattack.png,0|Check Mate!!||0,0,32,8,0,0,0,8,1,0,0,2,0,1,0,1,132,0,1,0,4,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,132,0,0,0,0,130,0,0,0,0,0,129,129,129,0,0,0,129,129,0,0,160,0,136,0,0,136|1,3,0,0,blue_f.png,0,0,3,0,0,blue_f.png,0,2,0,0,0,red_f.png,0,1,1,0,0,red_f.png,0,0,2,0,0,red_f.png,0|The essential things to look for when trying to spot this attack: Is the king lacking mobility on some side? In this case its by the knight and rook (blue squares). Can you provide a diagonal line of fire? Yes bishop on f5. This is suppression fire as it is keeping the king from escaping. In this case the queen was sacrificed to open up a diagonal vulnerability. Now it's ready for the black bishop to deliver the mate.|5,4,1,0,yellow|
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