1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

  • #181
    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. 

  • #182

    back rank checkmate classic

  • #183

    easy

  • #184
    JacekK wrote:

     

    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • #185

    If 3...Kc8 then 4.Qc7#

  • #186

    Laughing

  • #187

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

  • #188

    Cool

  • #189

    The first move was tricky then it became easier

  • #190

    fun

  • #191

    Whonder what the next one will be

  • #192

    i thought it'd be smothered mate...

  • #193
    John_Tatum wrote:

    Smothered mate doesn't work.

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

  • #194
    animalcollective33 wrote:

    420

    whaddaya mean, "420"?

  • #195

    easy

    edit: easy

  • #196
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  • #197
    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.

  • #198

    I love these things

  • #199
    JacekK wrote:

     

    I thought it would be smothered mate.

    me too

  • #200

    good one :)

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