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Hindi masyadong mahirap. . .makelijk!!!
I dont think this is realistic
its beautiful day, sun is on his way...
In spanish "el mate de coz".
It was easy, and fun!
These smothered mates with a knight always look so clever. I wonder if I'll ever do one, or have one done to me, in a game.
classic smothered mate
another nice review.......
Andre Philidor: September 7th 1726 - August 31st 1795; was once the best players in the World. According to his fame; we have the checkmating pattern otherwise know as the Smothered Mate. The Smothered Mate is a common method of Checkmating. It occurs when a Knight Checkmates a King that is smothered (surrounded) by his friendly pieces and he has nowhere to move; nor is there any way to capture the Knight. Also know as Philidor's Legacy!
What opening does this arise from? Latvian Gambit?
That was not really what I thought would happen.
7th PAGE is that good?
One of my favorite mating patterns!
tournaments won't let players play up?
by playe4plz a few minutes ago
Checkmate in 50 moves (99 plies)
by n9531l a few minutes ago
Being an ambassador of chess - do you experience these same frustrations?
by OnceUponaCheckmate 3 minutes ago
Beginner, intermediate and master... A puzzle for each
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Improving as fast as possible
by 1NaturalDisaster 8 minutes ago
7/24/2016 - Attack And Defense
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B+N vs King Simple Theory
by DonaldoTrump 17 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
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Get out of a sticky situation
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