12/28/2012 - Mate in 4


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #41

    pradeepchessmaster

    I liked today's puzzle

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #42

    parfenon

    nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #43

    chuwi

    Nice & Easy!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #44

    kapanda1

    Third page! ZOMG I'm da shit!!

    Nice smother

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #45

    vijay_sena_reddy

    nice one!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #46

    Zoras

    nice one 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #47

    Oldschoolz

    ahah love theses mates

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #48

    keerthi99

    got in first time 

    it was very easy  Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #49

    metalcsg

    The best smothered mate I've ever seen! Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #50

    Phillycat13

    thanks for the BEAUTIFUL puzzle!!    bestone yet! MEOW! MEOW!!MEOW!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #51

    kiwo34

    easyyy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #52

    mvallejo70

    Nice one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #53

    Kamen_Ghaida

    so easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #54

    rise512

    easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #55

    vedran1982

    #61  never so high :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #56

    stephen_33

    A standard smothered mate but a little unusual in not having the king in the corner!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #57

    blacknight_chess

    classic

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #58

    WhatsMyAgeMagicPro

    Very easy!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #59

    dharmaraj_guru

    good one

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #60

    dufferps

    Interesting - Queen sacrifice to smother the King so knight can checkmate from, f7.  The classic version of this is with the black King smothered in the h8 corner.  I did not see this sequence starting out, but the first two moves looked like the best available, and then it became apparent what could follow.

    Actually, the second move was the hardest.  In a game I would be focusing on trying to get in a position where I could fork the king and queen with my knight.  But that double check is so inviting, I couldn't resist playing it, especially knowing it was a mate-in-4 and the black Queen was only relevant in that she had my black-squares Bishop pinned.
    ============EDIT==============
    The real advantage of 2.Nd6++ is that it leaves the knight covering e8, so the King can't capture the white Queen on that square.  But I didn't see that when I played it; I just saw that it was a lovely double check.  Only after I played it did I realize that now I could smother the black King with a Queen sacrifice at e8 (and the Knight could checkmate on the next move).


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