Daily Puzzle 7/9/13

Jul 9, 2013, 5:44 PM |

Smother mates are the best mates of all. Your opponent realizes what is going to happen, but if you play the right moves, he or she has no other way to go. Instead they are forced to the corner, surrounded by his or her own pieces.

To make sure this doesn`t happen to you, make sure your king has an "escape route", so to speak. Just don't make this route easily accessible to your opponent!