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even if this is faster, i would play smothered just because it rocks :D
Yeah, smothered mate looking setup
Na6, Ka8, Qb8+ Rxb8, Nc7# is a way cooler mate.
seriously, why does queen c7 not work? been looking at it for couple minutes now, don't get it.
Excellent... Fifty points for Gryffindor!!
Lol...I think 95% of us thought this was smothered mate.
Good exercise in knight and queen combination.
your solution is not good.
The good one is :
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 !
There is also 3.Na6++ Ka8 4.Qb8+ Rb8 5.Nc7#, isn t it?
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.
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.
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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