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Smothered mate

Qwertyuiop135
Sep 4, 2009, 6:05 PM 0

Whenever you're way down in material and you only have a knight, smothered mate is what you should be aiming for.

Smothered mate is when you checkmate with the knight. Of course, this hardly happens unless your opponent commits a blunder, but there should always be hope.

The most common example of smothered mate...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another example of smothered mate...

Sometimes, you can do smothered mate without being down in material...

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