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Tricky Smothered Checkmate

NuclearLightning

Very difficult tactic

Fuchuina

hard

NuclearLightning

Smothered mate in 3 moves

NuclearLightning

1…Archbishop x f4+!!

Riverlandjack

Smothered checkmate?

Riverlandjack

No.

NuclearLightning

Archbishop x f4+ exf4
Chancellor x f4+ Kd1
Chancellor f2#

Riverlandjack

No.This is mate but the king is not smothered. 

NuclearLightning

NuclearLightning

Smothered. By the Chancellor. If the king was any more smothered, he’d need a gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Riverlandjack

This is not a smothered mate.The king is not completely surrounded by own pieces. Square e2 is empty.The king is not smothered. 

I don't like this 10x8 stuff.

Mate by the chancellor.

NuclearLightning

Yep, smothered, like I said.

NuclearLightning

Even he agrees with me.

 

Riverlandjack

No smothered mate. 

andrewpalmer123

this is a back rank mate

andrewpalmer123

 

 

andrewpalmer123

 

 

NuclearLightning

What was that, Atari?

Riverlandjack

Show me a real 10x8 smothered mate. 

NuclearLightning

This is a smothered checkmate. The king is checked like a Knight and he’s barricaded