How To: Smothermate the king in a complicated chess game

Smothermate the king in a complicated chess game

Check out this chess video tutorial Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to win the game. This game is taken from the Book of Stamma (1737). White plays and wins. You will see a good example of a smothered mate in the chess conundrum. Here, you will learn how to smothermate the king, which is just like checkmating, but smothering it, causing one sacrifice after another.

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game

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