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  1. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    24 Aug '07 11:45 / 2 edits
    Last weekend I played some 5 min blitz games with a friend of mine.

    One of them I thought is kinda funny.

    e4 1 e5
    Nf3 2 Nc6
    Bc4 3 h6
    d3 4 Nge7
    Nc3 5 b6
    Be3 6 d6
    Nd5 7 g5???
    Nf6# 8

    This leads to the following diagram



    I agree that there is no brilliancy in here just a blunder to the mate in 1. However I do think this is a funny postion. Mate within 8 moves by the knight without any capture beeing made sounds like a help-mate. I did not see this before and smothermates are always fun. I think

    edits
    edited out
    edited back in :-)
  2. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    24 Aug '07 11:55 / 1 edit
    -edit-
    Never mind
  3. 24 Aug '07 12:26
    also curious this mate: 1d4,d5 2.c4,Bd7 3.c:d5,Bb5 4.Nc3,Bc4 5.Qa4+,b5 6.N:b5,a6 7.N:c7 mate
  4. 24 Aug '07 16:36 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by dafa
    also curious this mate: 1d4,d5 2.c4,Bd7 3.c:d5,Bb5 4.Nc3,Bc4 5.Qa4+,b5 6.N:b5,a6 7.N:c7 mate[fen]rn1qkbnr/2N1pppp/p7/3P4/Q1bP4/8/PP2PPPP/R1B1KBNR b KQkq - 0 7[/fen]
    Not only does this theme occur in blitz games ...
    Game 3115460
  5. 25 Aug '07 00:14
    The same position...very funny