Checkmate in which the king has no vacant square to move to and is checkmated by a knight.
- A couple of weeks ago I experienced one of the ultimate dreams of a tournament chessplayer; I executed a smothered mate in an actual tournament game.
- Problem H shows one weird effect of this - a long-range smothered mate by a lone King!
- Both players had an opportunity for a smothered mate… within just one or two moves of each other!
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Syllabification: smoth·ered mate
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