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smothered mate :)
As Vinedrinker says, it's a smothered mate. I think this particular one is sometimes called Philidor's Mate, or Philidor's Legacy.
welcome to earth.
In German Ersticktes Matt
I'm not sure, but is this also a venus fly trap mating net, resulting in a smothered mate?
This is a smothered mate
Thanks lads, I thought it was a smothered mate but that it had a particular name like some mates such as Lollis mate or arabian mate.
Yep, smothered mate or Philidor's legacy, first featured in a book by Lucena in 1497!
It is called a smothered mate, or, if you please, Plilidor's legacy
The scolar's mate is quite simaliar in some ways:
Uhh...not at all.
here is a really longmate
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