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I like this kind of checkmate!
can i see the actual game here? nice puzzle!!
Unless i m wrong, this is a synthesis of Huan Ramirez Lucena dated back to 1497. Then, it was one of the most advanced ideas in chess, achieving the "etouffe checkmate". I think it would be polite to mention this information as a tribute to a legendary Spanish player of the romantic period of chess. Plus a good history lesson. Chess is not only calculation but also education.
usually these puzzles are well thought out, but i seem to see another mate in 5, is there anything wrong with:
not saying that this puzzle isn't well thought out
I think it's just because the smothered is prettier :D
I liked it!
this is a very easy puzzle
I saw Yeewassup's mate in 5. But I learned about "smother" mates. Thanks.
Smother Mate rules
Stalemate77 knows he has played on chess.com for a while when he can do the trapped king-kinght mate!
josh waitzkin 101 ;) Nice concept!
Smother mates. They are straight up nasty! IMO one of the worst way to lose a game.
Beautiful - Those last two move are classic!
This was one of those where I didn't see the whole sequence from the beginning, but the right move was pretty clear at each step.
I thought that this was the solution and failed the puzzle because of it. I can't figure out how black could do anything differently except for 3. ...Kf8 , which just results in a checkmate on move 4: Qf7#
by jerry1228 a few minutes ago
looking for resource with general rules of thumb
by chessmicky 3 minutes ago
I was told to forget about studying openings, HELP!
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Artificial Intelligence: Computers Judging OUR Play??
by Spiker439 9 minutes ago
Was Bobby Fischer an extrovert or an introvert?
by BigKingBud 10 minutes ago
I am improving too slow.
by BigKingBud 13 minutes ago
Friend who doesn't want to join???
by StefanCreston 17 minutes ago
You only need one opening as white
by TexanCanadian 18 minutes ago
Analyse this game please
by LoekBergman 18 minutes ago
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