Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Smothered mate

Got this position in an online blitz game. My opponent actually wasn't a complete patzer as his position would indicate...he just clumsily allowed d4-d5-d6 with tempos in the opening (hitting Nc6 and then Be7) and it spiralled pretty quickly out of control for him. Anyway I got to deliver a smothered mate in a slightly different form than it usually appears (The standard Nf7-h6, Qg8+ and Nf7#)

1.Ng6+ Kh7 2.Nxf8++ Kh8 3.Qh7 Nxh7 4.Ng6#