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1/16/2013 - Mate in 4


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #181

    StardustLily

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #182

    kayzingzingy

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #183

    strngdrvnthng

    Cheeky!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #184

    PAMetalBoss

    foozkillah wrote:
    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.

    But, it took me LESS time to see the smothered mate in 5 than the mate in 4. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #185

    jupjup12345

    back rank checkmate classic

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #186

    RSisthebest

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #187

    chessmaster12344

    JacekK wrote:

     

    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #188

    hi12345hi

    If 3...Kc8 then 4.Qc7#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #189

    kelly9999

    Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #190

    John_Tatum

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #191

    BEUTIMIND

    Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #192

    vika01

    The first move was tricky then it became easier

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #193

    vika01

    fun

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #194

    vika01

    Whonder what the next one will be

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #195

    Mrmath

    i thought it'd be smothered mate...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #196

    Mrmath

    John_Tatum wrote:

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

    yes it does; if black moves 4. Na6+ Kc8, white responds with 5. Qc7#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #197

    Mrmath

    animalcollective33 wrote:

    420

    whaddaya mean, "420"?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #198

    greendragon120

    easy

    edit: easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #199

    geniusasis

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #200

    kayzingzingy

    PAMetalBoss wrote:
    foozkillah wrote:
    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.

    But, it took me LESS time to see the smothered mate in 5 than the mate in 4. 

    foozkillah's answer is only valid in very specific situations. Like you said whichever mate you see first is the one you will use if you don't have much time. Specially when moves are forced you can just premove so it doesn't matter how many moves it takes.


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