Saturday, May 16, 2009

2009 DATCC Team League - Smothered Mate From Abdul Haq !

Abdul Haq (photo below) who has "return" back to chess after missing in action for  a  year  play a brilliant game against Camillia Johari in round 3, DATCC League Team last week. Watch Haq's  brilliant mating combination on move 18th. 

Abdul Haq (GOLD IS) vs Camilia Johari (PCWM)
Round 3, 6.5.2009, DATCC Team League 

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. d4 c6
6. Bc4 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4 Bg6 9. Ne5 e6 10. O-O Bd6 11. Re1 Nbd7 12. Nxd7 Kxd7
13. g5 Nd5 14. Ne4 Bc7 15. Nc5+ Kc8 16. Bd2 Qb6 17. Qg4 and the position is as photo below where Camilia felt into a trap after ...

17...Qxb2?? 17...Bf5 is correct  18. Rxe6!! A brilliant  mating sacrifiece .
...Qxa1+  if black take other rook with 18... fxe6 then she will be mated with 19. Qxe6+ Kb8 20. Nd7+ Kc8 21. Nb6+ Kb8 22. Qc8+ Rxc8 23. Nd7#

This is called  Smothered Mate or Philidor's Mate - is a checkmate by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded by his own pieces.   19. Re1+ f5 ( the smothered mated is still on ! after 19... Kb8 20. Nd7+ Kc8 21. Nb6+ Kb8 22. Qc8+ Rxc8 23.
Nd7#) 20. gxf6+  1-0 Black resign because she will be smothered mated after 20...Bf5 21. Qxf5+ Kb8 22. Nd7+ Kc8 23. Nb6+ Kb8 24. Qc8+ Rxc8 25. Nd7# 1-0

1 comment:

Rizal Ahmad Kamal said...

Penggunaan 'or" tak berapa kena la sebab 'or' maknanya 'interchangable'.

Makna Smothered mate dengan Philidor's mate (rasa aku Philidor's legacy) lain dan tidak 'interchangable'.

Smothered mate- yang last tu, bila Nd7 mate, sebab King terkepung dek buah-buah lain.

The whole combination starting from Qxe6+ Kb8, Nd7+ Kc8, Nb6 Kb8 (double check), Qc8+ Rxc8 until Nb6 mate tu yang dipanggil Philidor's Legacy

This is my reading of the interpretation of terms.