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What's wrong with using smothered mate in 5? So it takes one move longer, so what? How is that incorrect? Someone explain that to me, I think it's absurd.
You might've answered your own question, PAMetalBoss... one move longer could mean the difference in a blitz/bullet game, or even a regular slow play match with time running out. The fewer the moves to checkmate, the safer and less chance for error, or even a mishandled piece. The smother mate damages your opponent's ego and will more, yes, but not if he/she has 1 second left and you have none. Then you'd just look like an idiot.
But, it took me LESS time to see the smothered mate in 5 than the mate in 4.
back rank checkmate classic
I thought it would be smothered mate.
If 3...Kc8 then 4.Qc7#
Smothered mate doesn't work.
The first move was tricky then it became easier
Whonder what the next one will be
i thought it'd be smothered mate...
yes it does; if black moves 4. Na6+ Kc8, white responds with 5. Qc7#
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