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I was going over an old Lichess game of mine, when I realized that I had played out the final mating position in a few other games before, as seen below.

[FEN "5rk1/p4pp1/1p5p/2p4Q/2P3R1/P4q2/6RP/4r2K w - - 0 1"]

Boiled down, this essential pattern is this, although the White rook could be replaced by any White piece (but it's generally a rook):

[FEN "4k3/8/8/8/8/5q2/6RP/4r2K w - - 0 1"]

Since I have done if before, I wondered if this mating pattern has a particular name. However, the Wikipedia article that lists mating patterns was of no help.

Does anyone know of this checkmate's name? Additionally, are there any known studies and/or problems that utilize it in some manner?

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    It may count as a special subcase of the back-rank mate. – Annatar Jul 31 '19 at 6:12
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    @Annatar Yes, maybe mixed with a pin. – Inertial Ignorance Sep 28 '19 at 23:25
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The OP had two different patterns. One is simple mate with two pieces attacking two files.

The other one is just a pin and a back rank rook mate.

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