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1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

  • #161

    The smothered mate is better :)

  • #162

    cool puzzle! im not very good,so i like to train on easier ones

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  • #164

    why not smothered mate?

  • #165

    Poor king... No way out...

  • #166

    Ah nevermind, I got why it's mate in four.

  • #167

    smothered sooo automatic ... but wrong here

  • #168

    Another interesting one.

  • #169

    I guess I wanted to do the same thing as everyone else and do a smothered mate.

  • #170

    Good Puzzle!

  • #171

    That was so easy it was dumb!!!!!!!!!!

  • #172

    in a real game I would make it smothered... chess is fun too...

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  • #175

    Wow! FINALLY my dumb ### got it on the dirst try :)

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  • #180
    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. 


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