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  1. 10 Apr '11 16:03

    Hello all,

    I've taken a long break from chess and recently started playing again on Yahoo. It's apparent that I lost a good amount of my skill, between 200-400 points worth

    But ironically, my playing got weaker and I managed my fist smothered mate! It was against a low rated opponent, but it's still a first.

    If someone wouldn't mind converting this to PGN format I would appreciate it. These moves were emailed to me from Yahoo.

    1. e2-e4 e7-e6
    2. g1-f3 d7-d5
    3. e4xd5 e6xd5
    4. f1-e2 g8-f6
    5. d2-d4 c7-c5
    6. d4xc5 f8xc5
    7. o-o o-o
    8. c1-g5 c8-e6
    9. c2-c3 d8-b6
    10. b2-b4 c5-e7
    11. a2-a4 a7-a5
    12. f3-d4 a5xb4
    13. d1-b3 b8-c6
    14. d4xe6 f7xe6
    15. e2-b5 e7-c5
    16. b5xc6 b7xc6
    17. c3-c4 f6-e4
    18. g5-h4 c5xf2+
    19. h4xf2 e4xf2
    20. b1-d2 f2-h3+
    21. g1-h1 b6-g1+
    22. f1xg1 h3-f2+
  2. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    10 Apr '11 16:23

    Here is the link to convert Yahoo chess games to pgn

    Glad to see you back on RHP
  3. 10 Apr '11 17:09
    Welcome back! Good game indeed. We all dream of smothered mates!
  4. 10 Apr '11 18:18 / 1 edit
    Just goes to show, it isn't how good you are that matters. It matters how you compare to the person you are playing.

    Of course a bit of luck helps too. Congrats on the checkmate! I've had one of those too. I was black playing the French too. That queen bishop battering ram really sets up that checkmate.
  5. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    10 Apr '11 20:01
    Eladar, why don't you post your smothered mate?

    Smothered mates are the best.

    Here is one of my mates, with a longtime RHP friend and chess nememis
    He beats me up pretty bad most of the time...., but not his time.

  6. 11 Apr '11 01:16
    Wow! Who was the victim? Gots to let us know, purerwandb!
  7. 11 Apr '11 02:15
    Very Nice, welcome back to RHP.
  8. 11 Apr '11 17:15
    Here you go, this was a blitz game at FICS. It was from quite some time ago. I tried to give him my knight, but he wouldn't take it.

  9. 11 Apr '11 18:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Wow! Who was the victim? Gots to let us know, purerwandb!
    PureRWandB's victim was dhdenbow in 2009

    He likes mating dhdenbow with his Knights.
    This is the final position of another game dhdenbow -v- PureRWandB also 2009

    Game 6432589

    I'm so pleased for USArmyParatrooper, on another thread about Smothered Mates
    (July 2010) USArmyParatrooper posted:

    "Congrats! It's been one of my goals to achieve a smothered mate but
    I always fall short. Well done!" Thread 132424

    Could not have happened to a nicer guy. Well done.
  10. 17 Apr '11 13:08 / 1 edit
    I knew I had this somewhere. Could recall the game but not when.

    It was Bells Christmas Lighting Tournament from 2000 which I won with 12/12

    My notes show Chandler 12 pts. Austin & Vangello 10 pts, Dimitriv 8 pts. etc etc...

    (etc and etc were punters who happened to be in the bar or a few players
    from Bells 4....Ruxton & Condie who played for Bells 1? I never told them
    it was on...I want to win things.)

    Me v Some lad.