9 Smothered mate

9.1 Tutorial

Smothered mate is one of the best known sacrificial combinations in chess. It happens relatively often in practice and involves a spectacular queen sacrifice.

You will learn this combination by finding the individual elements yourself, one step at a time

9.2 Exercises

Move directly on the board to input a solution. Either click first on the start square and then on the target square. Or click on the piece, hold on to it, move it tot he target square and let go of it. The button ‘Left arrow’ takes back the move.
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A king without escape squares, a knight which moves to f7/f2, a queen on the diagonal leading to g8/g1 - a smothered mate is on the cards.