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Nice smothered mate!
Why on earth is that first move even in there. Its a blunder, as the knight now becomes under attack by the rook, and a hanging piece. The rook is perfectly capable of moving, and I don't know why it doesn't. And why on earth does the queen move into attack? It could easily be captured on the next turn, as its hanging as well. Also, whites move with the rook could have been avoided altogether, and the end result would have been the same. Also, white's knight could have been captured in the move to g6, as it was hanging, and under attack by a pawn.
Well, if the rook takes the knight on the first move, white plays Qd8+ followed by Rxd8# when black rook retakes. As for the queen move, if black takes it with his knight, white plays Rd8#. As for the knight move to g8, black was under check by the knight and the queen making it impossible to take the knight as he would still be under check by the queen. That first move isn't a blunder as it leads to mate or a large material advantage for white.
So, in conclusion, both Muratov and Janovsky were complete idiots when it came to this game.
Really? Based on your ignorance in your previous comment, I think that's quite a stretch to conclude. Actually, if anything, I could conclude that you are a complete idiot due to your total ignorance of the concept of double check and your inability to see some basic mating patterns.
The knight and queen could have been captured long before the first check was placed!!! And I do know what a double check is, I just didn't see that it was a double check.
why didnt black take that darn knight?
What if black plays f6?? Doesn't look like forced mate...
One of the nicest combinations to lead up to the smothered mate that I have ever seen.
Just saw this. Sorry. And you still haven't addressed the queen question. Instead of moving out of check, black could have captured with the knight.
If black captures with knight, Qd8#. However, I think if black plays f6 then white won't be able to force mate.
I realized that. That's why I deleted the comment. But what if after Qb4, black captures the queen with the knight?
Sorry not asked from me but couldn't resist answering :), I think if black captures queen with knight then Rd8#, as black's king fleeing square is guarded by white knight.
If black capture white Queen Qd8, White rook will checkmate the black king, and the game end.
Still could not understand clearly why ND5 and not QD5. this would have changes the scene to either draw or black win,
Oh wow. So it was forced checkmate. Why do we have to have knights? They make everything confusing.
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.Nb5
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