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Garry Kasparov vs Matthias Wahls
GER-Kasparov Clock Simul (1992) (exhibition), Baden-Baden GER, Jan-19
Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)  ·  1-0

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Mar-21-05
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  kevin86: Smothered mate week-I hope :)

Note,the pawn cascade after move 4!

Mar-21-05  hintza: "Smothered mate week" would be excessively silly!
Mar-21-05
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  kevin86: <hintza> It could be done with nuances.For example-smothered mates with other pieces,sm on a queen,etc.

I have this quicky:1 c4 ♘c6 2 e3 ♘e5 3 ♘e2 ♘d3#

Mar-21-05
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  cu8sfan: <"Smothered mate week" would be excessively silly!> No it wouldn't. I don't remember when that was but we've HAD smothered mate week before!
Mar-21-05  hintza: OK, maybe it would not be so silly. But I just can't help being amused at games like <1 c4 ♘c6 2 e3 ♘e5 3 ♘e2 ♘d3#>!
Mar-21-05  patzer2: Or as a compromise, we could have a discovered check week, for which smothered mate is, at least in this case, a subcategory.
Mar-21-05  Tony Fly: Can someone help a beginner? What's wrong with 37 ...Kg8?
Mar-21-05  hintza: <Tony Fly> If Black plays 37...Kg8 then White mates with 38.Nh6+ Kh8 39.Qg8+ Rxg8 40.Nf7#.
Mar-21-05  Tony Fly: Thanks hintza. I'm going in for a brain replacement next week.
Mar-21-05
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  chessgames.com: <smothered mate week> We won't have another smothered-mate week for a while, but yes that was a lot of fun, and it was amazing how subtle some of the smothered-mate combinations became near the end of the week. Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 23...? was a great one.
Mar-21-05  aw1988: I got Qb5, which should win.
Mar-21-05  Avion: This may draw I think...
Mar-21-05  aw1988: White is a piece up.
Mar-21-05  JoshuaJ8588: 36. Qb3 works also with the same effects.
Mar-21-05  unferth: <aw1988> I got Qb5, which should win.

Maybe, but I sure wouldn't want to have to prove it over the board after Qxb5 Nxb5.

Mar-21-05  alayo: Correction: The puzzle should read: White to play and mate in 5, not White to play and win. White is already winning with an extra piece in the end game. Any move that is not a blunder will continue to win.
Mar-22-05  unferth: <alayo> White is already winning with an extra piece in the end game. Any move that is not a blunder will continue to win.

It's not that clear-cut. Black has two pawns, one an outside passer, for the knight. If the queens come off, white's going to have to work pretty hard for more than a draw.

May-02-05  square dance: here you go <rookfile>.
May-02-05  WillC21: <square dance> But isn't he playing a patzer in this game?
May-02-05  square dance: i dont think that was part of the criteria.
May-02-05  iron maiden: One example of a Kasparov endgame win against a strong opponent might be his game against Dreev at Moscow last year.
Nov-24-05  DeepBlade: In the final position

37. ...Rxf7 loses to 38.Qd8+ Qe8 39.Qxe8+ Rf8 40.Qxf8++

37. ...Kg8 loses to 38. Nh6+
[38. ...Rf7 39.Nxf7+ Kg8 40.Nh6+ with the threat of 40. ...Kg8 41.Nh6+ now Black has 2 mate threats
-41. ...Kh8 Qg8++
-41. ...Kf8 Qf7++]

last but not least the smothered mate variation

37. ...Kg8 38.Nh6+ Kh8 39.Qg8+ Rxg8 40.Nf7++

Mar-21-06  LluviaSean: OH!! Is that a smothered mate i see?
Jul-27-11  kia0708: wow, this is master of all grand masters !
Jun-28-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov "

Solve for white on move 31

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