Arabian Mate is the oldest checkmating pattern in the game. It is done with a Knight and Rook combo. The Rook gives the checkmate with the Knight preventing the Rook from being captured.
The Arabian mating pattern has more significance in the history of Chess than others. This mate has been mentioned in ancient Arabic manuscripts. It is actually derived from an older version of Chess before the game migrated to Europe where the Knights and Rooks were the most powerful pieces on the board.
This example is from the game between Rainer and the Father of Chess himself, Wilhelm Steinitz.
This example is one of the most beautiful checkmates I’ve seen. In just 11 moves, a discovered check also results in a checkmate.
If you’d like to go through other examples of this in real games of the past, you can go on chessgames here.
I hope this guide on the Arabian Mate helped you. If you liked this post, you can learn the other checkmate patterns like Anastasia’s mate and the back rank mate.