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1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

  • #181


  • #182
    JacekK wrote:


    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • #183

    If 3...Kc8 then 4.Qc7#

  • #184


  • #185

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

  • #186


  • #187

    The first move was tricky then it became easier

  • #188


  • #189

    Whonder what the next one will be

  • #190

    i thought it'd be smothered mate...

  • #191
    John_Tatum wrote:

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

    yes it does; if black moves 4. Na6+ Kc8, white responds with 5. Qc7#

  • #192
    animalcollective33 wrote:


    whaddaya mean, "420"?

  • #193


    edit: easy

  • #194
  • #195
    PAMetalBoss wrote:
    foozkillah wrote:
    PAMetalBoss wrote:

    What's wrong with using smothered mate in 5? So it takes one move longer, so what? How is that incorrect? Someone explain that to me, I think it's absurd. 

    You might've answered your own question, PAMetalBoss... one move longer could mean the difference in a blitz/bullet game, or even a regular slow play  match with time running out. The fewer the moves to checkmate, the safer and less chance for error, or even a mishandled piece.  The smother mate damages your opponent's ego and will more, yes, but not if he/she has 1 second left and you have none.  Then you'd just look like an idiot.

    But, it took me LESS time to see the smothered mate in 5 than the mate in 4. 

    foozkillah's answer is only valid in very specific situations. Like you said whichever mate you see first is the one you will use if you don't have much time. Specially when moves are forced you can just premove so it doesn't matter how many moves it takes.

  • #196

    I love these things

  • #197
    JacekK wrote:


    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • #198

    good one :)

  • #199

    It's all about the flytrap if it takes one extra move that's fine because it just is so cool

  • #200

    There is a smothered mate. 

    1. Qd6+ Ka8
    2. Nc7+ Kb8
    3. Na6!+ Ka8
    4. Qb8??!!+ Rxb8
    5. Nc7#  


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