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|Jun-25-07|| ||gawain: Love those smothered mates. I never get tired of them.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||tarek1: <MaxxLange>
So simple !
it seems that it was too late already.
I always try to take the defender's point of view in those puzzles, because it's actually as much fun to try to demolish those puzzles as to solve them ;)
|Jun-25-07|| ||Crowaholic: 3 seconds for this Monday puzzle. If you can't smash'em, smother'em.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Crowaholic: <SpecialK: followed up with mate by Knf2. It's not necessary even to check the answer>|
Wow. I'm impressed that you saw that it was the king's knight that moved Ng8-f6-e8-f6-g4 and not the queen's knight that moved Nb8-c6-a5-c6-e5-g4 solely by looking at the diagram.
<dzechiel: followed by the smothered mate on g2>
<Moondoll: The Queen is the only thing stopping the mate on f3 with the Knight>
<mkrk17: Then Nf2# strikes the eye>
Seems like we can't agree on a square. :-)
|Jun-25-07|| ||zb2cr: I wasted some 45 seconds looking for a method to decoy the White queen away from protecting h2 (Black is threatening ... Qxh2# if the White Queen is not protecting it). White's obviously weak on the back rank. Then I noted what happens if Black delivers the Queen x h2 capture anyway and ... the smothered mate jumped out at me.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||blair45: I'm with gawain. Puzzles like this puff me up and give me strength for the rest of the week.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||kevin86: A variation on Philidor's legacy. Here,the queen is deflected from the fatal mating square by the adverse queen sacrifice.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||YouRang: Very nice. Black threatens mate two ways (...Qxh2# and ...Nf2#), although the white queen *appears* to be stopping both. |
Of course, appearances can be deceiving, and it is an illusion here as ...Qxh2+ proves to be the deflection needed to spring ...Nf2#.
|Jun-25-07|| ||playground player: Now that really was easy!|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <vibes43>--White is dead lost by move 29. If 29 Rg3, Nf2#. If 29 Rh3, Nxd3 and the rook can't recapture because of the same old mate threat.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||newton296: I love a good smother's mate. And this puzzle is a perfect 2 mover monday puzzle. I just wondered if white would resign after ...Qxh2+ or have too see nf2 mate, to believe it was really over.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Ragh: Excellent example of a ♕-sac leading to a smothered mate.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||WarmasterKron: Quite simple, though quite confusing at first as I thought it was White to move.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Justawoodpusher: I guess I broke my record for the time in which I solved a CG puzzle!|
|Jun-25-07|| ||arunjangity: this took me forever! i saw the smothered mate but couldn't figure out how to get rid of the white queen. finally saw it after a long think.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||patzer2: For today's puzzle solution, 30...Qxh2+! decoys the guarding Black Queen to permit
the smothered mate 31...Nf2#.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||fm avari viraf: As I was looking up the possibilities of giving up the Queen for 2 Rooks, I suddenly spotted 30...Qxh2+ & mates next move with Nf2# !|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Kool Knight: Easiest one yet|
|Jun-25-07|| ||ajile: duh
|Jun-25-07|| ||unclewalter: i had to play through the game to figure out how the N ended up on g2. i guess he was planning to go to f3 and just never got around to it. hard to believe this position happened in a real game.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||outplayer: I was astonished when I discovered it was black's turn.|
|Jun-25-07|| ||weisyschwarz: I am ashamed it took me 45 seconds to figure it out. I will never be good in blitz.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||mkrk17: Dear CG.com,
I login from India. When i come to office ( 8 am Indian Time (GMT + 0530hrs)), i usually need to wait for around 2 hrs to see the puzzle for the current day.
Can you pls let us know what is the exact time that you change the puzzle.. ?
A chess fanatic
|Jun-26-07|| ||WannaBe: <mkrk17> It changes Midnight Eastern Time, (or about right now...)|
|Mar-05-11|| ||Phony Benoni: The mating idea is similar to Najdorf vs NN, 1942|
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