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1/16/2013 - Mate in 4


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #121

    foozkillah

    PAMetalBoss wrote:

    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.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #122

    recycleourknowledge

    Wxman wrote:

    The smothered mate works too, but it takes 5 moves.

    Came here to say this. Glad it had been mentioned. Also, I'd take another move for style points. 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #123

    bayblad

    easyear then eating a cake with sprinkles on topCool. Use left and right arrows to navigate.Laughing. Use left and right arrows to navigate.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #124

    Awesome_guy_25

    Nice puzzle Laughing

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #125

    notimee

    So Easy really...

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #126

    brishenmoore

    Nice easy puzzle

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #127

    szammie

    Nice.

    SZ.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #128

    sayful333

    Too easy

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #129

    ThutmoseIII

    I was blindsided. I was so into the smothered mate pattern that I failed to consider any alternatives.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #130

    xray

    nice.......

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #131

    FredBatchelor

    ok

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #132

    mwaltenburg

    nice one

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #133

    lbtr74aao

    JacekK wrote:

     

    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #134

    vanhafford

    Thanks for the lesson!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #135

    ReyRambler1960

    Back rank.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #136

    Edneymb

    nice

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #137

    stanhope13

    Ah well, good one.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #138

    davestar107

    Not as efficient, but prettier is smothered mate:

    1. Qd6+ Ka8  

    2.Nc7+ Kb8  3.Na6+ (double check) Ka8

    4.Qb8+ RxQ

    5. Nc7++

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #139

    kayzingzingy

    Dellizium wrote:

    other way: 1. Qd6+ Ka8 2. Nc7+ Kb8 3. Na6+ Ka8 4. Qb8+! Rxb8 5. Kc7#

    I think you mean 5. Nc7# :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #140

    JuanIvan

    nice


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