Ok, it was really hard to get these picture at an angle at which you could really see the mate. Although it was hard I still gave it a go. If you would like to see some colored pictures of this mate just let me know.
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I was cleaning out my room following high school graduation. Ah, freedom! Then I stumbled across the following fiasco from freshman year.
This was at the third round of the conference tournament, Wabonsie Valley against Neuqua Valley. My opponent... | Read More
I was once again fortunate in a blitz game, managing to find a smothered mate in a doubtful looking position. Of course this isn't the highest quality chess, and required some unintentional cooperation from my opponent, but it still gave me a smal... | Read More
Can you solve the smothered mate?
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Hello Chess Fans,
Today we will review a somewhat common trap seen in the Italian Game: The Blackburne Shilling Gambit.
It is characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4
Steinitz said, "Black's third move, objectively speaking... | Read More