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O.k. one more time....nc8,nd5,qb4+(this prevents pf6)...if nxq,rook mates if k.e8 ,rxn(attacking blacks q. and stopping q.from moving to a black square and helping e7 mate) so pxr or q. to g6,h6 allows qe7 Mate ...if black does neither-rd8 mate. ...if-same seq. and black plays k.g8 after rxn,pf6, (black gives up n.& q.?) bb3+,qf7, rd8 mate-----there is no escape ! WELL DONE,excellent puzzle.
Great puzzle! Didn't come anywhere close to solving this.
best puzzle i've seen yet...
Francois-Andre Danican Philidor 9/7/1726 - 8/31/1795 a French Chess Grandmaster Legacy is The Smothered Mate! The Smothered Mate is a common method of Checkmating the King. It occurs whenever a Knight checkmates a King that is smothered (surrounded) by his friendly pieces and he The King; has nowhere to move nor is there anyway to capture the Knight! Overall in the position; An ole' Queen Sacrifice leading to a Smothered Mate! Thanks for the lesson. Chess.com is the Best!
good one indeed.
very nice again......
I don't think I would have come up with that or even moved the way that black moved. #feelingdumb
some kind of venus flytrap position
What a fantastic puzzle!
very nice one
amazing dispay of chess play...loved the way king got punished
muratov goin off
Happens every day.
cool got it
Long, I had trouble with the first couple. Pretty hard! :D
I love Smothered Mate! :D