Also didn't know this was mate when I played it.
That's nice @Irishman964, it's always nice when there's pawns involved on either side.
edit: i mean the first one
Same also when there's king involved.
Like this one:
@daniel921126 that mate is so cool!
Mate, obviously. Still, I was somewhat surprised.
What i have noticed is that quite often it's bishop which either delivers the "unexcepted" check or blocks the king. At least for me that's often the case. It's many times so far away you almost forget it's there, waiting to fullfill it's destiny : ).
I had a bad blunder, but my opponent missed it and then the …"oh that's mate" It enforces the wood pushers rule... that you should always check...It may be mate :]
This thread is an excellent idea. Haha!
I had some some examples, but can't find them now.