Although synonymous with "unbeatable", it can be used metaphorically to refer to anything you hold in high esteem.
Derived from the game of chess; checkmate is an offensive position in which the loser cannot move his/her king out of "check" (ie: imminent defeat).
Checkmate therefore means "unbeatable" with the implication that it is highly desireable to obtain.
"Hey man, have you heard that new Red Hot Daggers album? It's fuckin checkmate!!!"
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