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CHESS PUZZLE #89084
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It is a rare one that you will probobly never see, but it is a good one none the less!
online chess puzzle #89084
White to move, mate in 3
nice puzzle, it is called smoothered checkmate.
yeah i found it in a chess puzzle book. thanks for your comment!
There are hundreds of puzzles on here with that pattern.
we could make an infinite chain of Qg1+ ~xg1 Nf2#/Qb1+ ~xb1 Nc2#/Qb8+ ~xb8 Nc7#/Qg8+ ~xg8 Nf7# type of mates
This particular form of smothered mate even has a name, Philidor's Mate.
Philidor's Mate rarely shows up in games against two masters because anybody that skilled knows to recognize it and protect against it.
It shows up occasionally in games for lower ranked players, but only if the players can see how to bring it about.
I actually got to use Philidor's Mate once in game here on gameknot. (
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