1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

robertkeitz111

cool!

PJAJ4321

why not smothered mate?

mhalilim

Poor king... No way out...

Mr3vil

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

marsuplami

smothered sooo automatic ... but wrong here

Ray-D-OActive

Another interesting one.

brisket

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

toufiqueawan

Good Puzzle!

ProthsleticPeanut

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

bob_mac

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

Mr_Spocky

nice

idraz

nice

ChristopherSaindon

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

chessologist2789

ez

StardustLily
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kayzingzingy
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strngdrvnthng

Cheeky!

PAMetalBoss
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. 

jupjup12345

back rank checkmate classic

RSisthebest

easy