Smothered mate is something all beginners must learn. I almost got to deliver a smothered mate last weekend but, alas, my opponent wasn't a complete beginner. Still, if you're new to chess pay attention and practice it.
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The game finished with 1. Rxf2 Qe1+ 2.Rf1 Qxf1 # mate.
If 1.Kg1 then we get a smothered mate after Nh3++ 2. Kh1 Qg1!+ 3. Rxg1 Nf2 # mate.
NCM Vas Sladek
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