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|Oct-26-04|| ||sneaky pete: <clocked> You're right, after 11.Bxg2 Qh4+ 12.Ke2 0-0! 13.Qxa7 c5 14.Rf1 Qxh2 15.Rf2 Nc6! 16.Qa4 Ng3+ 17.Ke1 Nxe5 black has sufficient compensation.
When I analysed the position seriously I concluded, to my astonishment, white is in a terrible state.
Best seems 18.Qf4 .. with an unclear position. (I explained at another page some days ago
what "unclear" means.) If 18.d3 Nf3+ forces a draw but 18... Qg1+ 19.Bf1 d4 looks bad for white. I've looked in vain for earlier improvements of white's play. After the immediate 13.Rf1 Qxh2 14.Rf2 Nd7 15.Qxa7/Qxc6 Ng3+ with 16... Nxe5 is in black's favour.
White's problem in all the lines I examined is the impossibility to activate his queen's rook. So maybe Emperor Nezh did wear (bearskin) clothes after all.|
<islero> The alternative 12... Qf2+ 13.Kd1 0-0 14.Bxe4 dxe4 15.Ba3! e3 16.dxe3 Qf3+ doesn't inspire confidence after 17.Kc1 Qxe3 + 18.Kb2 Qb6+ 19.Bb4 c5 20.Qe4 .. etc. Or did you have something else in mind?
|Apr-22-05|| ||Rocafella: Nobody can fault smothered mate, its just unbelievable |
|Apr-22-05|| ||Boomie: Given that the 10...xg2 line is not decisive, maybe black has better.|
10... O-O 11. xa7 h4+ 12. g3 xg3 13. hxg3 xg3+ 14. f2 xe5+ 15. e2 xh1 16. a4 d7 17. a5 f6 18. d4 e4
|Feb-06-06|| ||notyetagm: Wow.
|Feb-06-06|| ||Jim Bartle: I had never seen a smothered mate except in the corner, certainly not an artifical smothering caused by the bishop on c1.|
|Feb-06-06|| ||notyetagm: <Jim Bartle> I saw Bird pull off this smothered mate against a centralized king in one of those famous Bird-NN games.|
|Feb-06-06|| ||Jim Bartle: In a previous life, notyeta gm? (Sorry)
The point is, I might be on the lookout for smothered mate in the corner, but wouldn't even worry about it with the king in the center. Until I was mated, that is.
|Feb-21-06|| ||Confuse: i love the name of this kind of mate, smothering. it sounds great. smothering mated. gg by black ~|
|Feb-21-06|| ||OhioChessFan: How can White not play 11 Bxg2?|
|Feb-21-06|| ||olydream3: smother mate is always awesome, so many people feel for it|
|Feb-21-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Although some moves are questionable (e.g. 10...Bxg2), this is truly a beautiful game!|
Very well played by Rashid! (what a cool name)
|Feb-21-06|| ||dakgootje: <How can White not play 11 Bxg2?> Well there was a discussion about that move, just look in the older posts (october 2004), only i found it quite confusing so stopped reading/understanding =)|
|Feb-21-06|| ||Cogano: I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a problem with <Nezhmetdinov> filling the role of Delilah!|
|Feb-21-06|| ||McCool: Screw the rook, 10 gxf3. Played right into black's trap.|
|Feb-21-06|| ||alefromitaly: In Italy we call this "drowned mate" (matto affogato).|
|Feb-21-06|| ||kevin86: An early smothered mate. In other ways to look at it: From a knight's perspective,we can call it a LEBRON (Knight in French is= Le Cavalier) or for a horse it is Secretatiat.|
|Feb-21-06|| ||jackmandoo: This game was really only ten moves, the last mating comination is a forced win for white. Not much to analyze here and it's clear that black was completely strong armed. Put some sugar on top and spank her bottom, daddy's makin a midnight special with cheese!|
|Feb-22-06|| ||dakgootje: <This game was really only ten moves, the last mating comination is a forced win for white. Not much to analyze here and it's clear that black was completely strong armed. Put some sugar on top and spank her bottom, daddy's makin a midnight special with cheese!> *stares blank at the screen* Uhm...yes...as usual you make things much less complicated|
|Apr-14-06|| ||IMDONE4: what was the losing error white made in this strange philidor's legacy game?|
|Jun-25-07|| ||dabearsrock1010: smothered mate can always be appreciated just because it is what it is but I especially enjoy just admiring the final position without considering previous moves...beautiful|
|Jun-25-07|| ||Wolfgang01: White didn't care for his defense. 9. Qxb7 and 10. Qxa8 gives black the time to start his final attack with the crowning smothered mate.|
|Jul-14-08|| ||myschkin: http://nezhmetdinov.homestead.com/s...|
|Sep-20-09|| ||birthtimes: 11.Bxg2 Qh4+ 12.Ke2 0-0! 13.Qxa7 c5 14.Rf1 Qxh2 15.Rf2 Nc6! 16.Qa4 Ng3+ 17.Ke1 Nxe5 18.Qf4? Ng4! 19.Rf3 Qg1+ 20.Bf1 Nh5 21.Qf5 g6 22.Qd7 Nhf6 23.Qa4 Re8+ and now White has to give up the Queen for Black's rook, and it's just a matter of time before Black wins...|
|Aug-15-10|| ||deansam: this is crazy!|
|Oct-09-10|| ||dzhafner: One cute line is as follows:
11 Bxg7 ... Qh4+
12 Ke2 ... 0-0
13 Rb1 (suddenly losing Qxa2 is essential to protect the f7 square) ... Qf7+
14 Kd1 (Ke3? Nc5#) ...Qxg7
15 Rxb8 (Re1 ...Qf3+ Re2 ...Qf1+ Re1 ...Nf2#) ...Qxh8+
16 Ke2 ...Qg7+
17 Kd3 Qf3+
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