1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

  • #101

    even if this is faster, i would play smothered just because it rocks :D

  • #102

    Yeah, smothered mate looking setup

  • #103

    Na6, Ka8, Qb8+ Rxb8, Nc7# is a way cooler mate.

  • #104

    seriously, why does queen c7 not work? been looking at it for couple minutes now, don't get it.

  • #105

    Excellent... Fifty points for Gryffindor!!

  • #106
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  • #107

    sweet

  • #108

    nice

  • #109

    Lol...I think 95% of us thought this was smothered mate.

  • #110

    very nice!

  • #111

    Good exercise in knight and queen combination.

  • #112

    your solution is not good.

    The good one is :

    Qd6     Ka8

    Nc7     Kb8

    Na6     Ka8

    Qb8      Rxb8

    Nc7

     

  • #113

    this solution is good but there is a better one:

    Qd6+    Ka8  -   Nc7+  Kb8   -   Na6++   Ka8   -  Qb8+  Rxb8   -  Nc7

     

     

    Soyez s\'il vous plait pertinant, efficace et gentil !

  • #114

    your solution is not good.

    The good one is :

    Qd6     Ka8

    Nc7     Kb8

    Na6     Ka8

    Qb8      Rxb8

    Nc7

     

  • #115

    There is also 3.Na6++ Ka8 4.Qb8+ Rb8 5.Nc7#, isn t it?

  • #116

    1. Qd6+, Ka8 2. Nc7+, Kb8 3. Na6++, Ka8 4. Qb8+, Rxb8 5. Nc7# is yes, definitely much more elegant.  I cater to the idea that serious chess is a clash of wills and egos, and the cold-blooded ruthlessness with a forced smother mate in 5, with the opponent absolutely helpless, is much more in keeping with the spirit.

  • #117

    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. 

  • #118

    Nice!!

  • #119
    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.

  • #120
    Wxman wrote:

    The smothered mate works too, but it takes 5 moves.

    Came here to say this. Glad it had been mentioned. Also, I'd take another move for style points. 

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