1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

chessmaster12344
JacekK wrote:

 

I thought it would be smothered mate.

me too

hi12345hi

If 3...Kc8 then 4.Qc7#

kelly9999

Laughing

John_Tatum

Smothered mate doesn't work.

BEUTIMIND

Cool

vika01

The first move was tricky then it became easier

vika01

fun

vika01

Whonder what the next one will be

Mrmath

i thought it'd be smothered mate...

Mrmath
John_Tatum wrote:

Smothered mate doesn't work.

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

Mrmath
animalcollective33 wrote:

420

whaddaya mean, "420"?

greendragon120

easy

edit: easy

geniusasis
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kayzingzingy
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.

livluvrok

I love these things

KittyAX
JacekK wrote:

 

I thought it would be smothered mate.

me too

SherlockHolmes94

good one :)

negotiate

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

F3Knight

There is a smothered mate. 

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

LuminatusKnight

Easy peeezeeeyyy.