Originally posted by ExumaYes, Nh6++, then Qg8+ forcing the rook to interspose, and Nf7#
White to move - mate in 3
Originally posted by USArmyParatrooperYou cannot aim for smothered mate,the possibility arises or it doesn't.As with all tactics you can recognise a possible smothering pattern and try to steer the game towards it but that's about it.
I've seen it done in example games, but I was wondering what to look for position wise for an opportunity to smother mate your opponent. Also any tips or strategies. I've never done it and it's one of my goals.
I'm pretty slow with chess notation so any PGN examples would be appreciated.
Originally posted by TyrannosauruschexI was on the receiving end of that against an army buddy. In my unit I'm notorious as "the one to beat", even though to real chess players I'm a novice.
Actually, this reminds me of a true story. One of the guys I know was playing a fairly aggressive junior who had sacrificed a piece for an attack, put a knight and queen attacking f7 and then said something like "oh, you are going to love this" and played Qg8+
Anyway, this guy immediately resigned, thinking he had to play Rxg8, Nf7# but, in actua ...[text shortened]... d it was simply en prise.
Needless to say, there was a bit of a dispute after the game....
Originally posted by UriesHold on there,I didn't say the quaade is sound.I just wanted to show a trap featuring the thread topic,I have no idea of this gambit's true merit.
I'm surprised this actually sound. Can you give what happens if black doesn't follow the line?