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H J Calladay vs James Liebling
Rapid-transit t (1924) (blitz), New York, NY USA
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C46)  ·  1-0



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  fredthebear: Some might say this crusher is an extended Scholar's Mate. However, it seems to be a Dovetail Mate w/two wicked pins. Too much of a stretch to call it Max Lange's Mate.

It definitely qualifies as a Support Mate.

Since escape is obstructed by other Black units, it is a Semi-Smothered Mate by the bishop (assuming that Semi-Smothered Mates allow the checking attacker to be protected). Typically, Smothered Mates and Semi-Smothered Mates are performed by a knight.

Yes, FTB is fixated by various chess finishes (opening traps, combinations, mating patterns, and foreseeable endings). Never let 'em off the hook; never miss a forced finish. (Well, nobody is perfect, but a Hangman's attitude is essential.) Away from the chessboard, do show mercy toward our fellow mankind, as slip ups are human nature.

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  fredthebear: Here's a clean Dovetail Mate making use of diagonals for comparison.

A Macias vs M E Jozami, 1970

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