1/16/2013 - Mate in 4


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #101

    wabal

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #102

    Twobit

    Yeah, smothered mate looking setup

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #103

    toninn

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #104

    steinkaiser

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #105

    giants_14

    Excellent... Fifty points for Gryffindor!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #106

    Alive55

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #107

    Barracuda777

    sweet

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #108

    ss_1912

    nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #109

    ChessisGood

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #110

    Davinder_singh

    very nice!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #111

    damongross

    Good exercise in knight and queen combination.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #112

    vuxy72

    your solution is not good.

    The good one is :

    Qd6     Ka8

    Nc7     Kb8

    Na6     Ka8

    Qb8      Rxb8

    Nc7

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #113

    vuxy72

    this solution is good but there is a better one:

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

     

     

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #114

    vuxy72

    your solution is not good.

    The good one is :

    Qd6     Ka8

    Nc7     Kb8

    Na6     Ka8

    Qb8      Rxb8

    Nc7

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #115

    iatanbaal

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #116

    foozkillah

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #117

    PAMetalBoss

    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. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #118

    pbazan

    Nice!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #119

    foozkillah

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #120

    recycleourknowledge

    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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