Definition of smothered mate in English:

smothered mate

Syllabification: smoth·ered mate


Checkmate in which the king has no vacant square to move to and is checkmated by a knight.
More example sentences
  • 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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