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Last updated on 11/12/13, 2:07 AM.
Kxb8 and whats now
It would be checkmate with just the 2 bishops. You don't need the knight and it is doing nothing here. You could also keep the knight and lose a bishop and force mate with a bishop and a knight.
What michal1357 said! For Qb8 to work without risk of Kxb8 there would have to be another piece guarding the b8 square (a bishop, another queen or a knight say) so that the King cannot possibly move there, so the only option would be to interpose with the rook. Then the smothered mate works.
the last example should of course be kxq---what a dumb move --qb8
#for the #1 one, losing queen for the next.
1. Nc7+ Kb8 2. Na6+ Kc8 3. Qc7#
1. Nc7+ Kb8 2. Na6+ Ka8 3. Qb8+ Rxb8 4. Nc7#
(I think I've seen this one before).
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