Smothered mate

Smothered mate
Smothered mate Smoth"ered mate (Chess) Checkmate given when movement of the king is completely obstructed by his own men. This can only occur when an opponent moves a knight into a position to give a check to the king. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Smothered mate — In chess, a smothered mate is a checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded (or smothered ) by his own pieces.The mate is usually seen in a corner of the board, since fewer pieces are needed… …   Wikipedia

  • smothered mate — Chess. checkmate delivered by a knight when the king s mobility is restricted by his own pieces. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • smothered mate — noun Chess checkmate in which the king has no vacant square to move to and is checkmated by a knight …   English new terms dictionary

  • smothered mate — noun : a checkmate by a knight in chess when movement of the king is completely obstructed by his own men …   Useful english dictionary

  • smother mate — smothered mate or smother mate noun In chess, checkmate by a knight, the king having been prevented from moving by the positions of his own forces • • • Main Entry: ↑smother …   Useful english dictionary

  • Checkmate pattern — checkmate A checkmate pattern is a pattern of checkmate that occurs fairly frequently in chess. The diagrams that follow show the checkmates with White checkmating Black …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of chess — See also: Outline of chess and Glossary of chess problems This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order. Some of these have their own pages, like fork and pin. For a list of unorthodox chess pieces, see fairy chess… …   Wikipedia

  • Outline of chess — A game of chess, in the starting position. See also: Glossary of chess and Index of chess articles The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess – two player board game played on a chessboard, a square …   Wikipedia

  • Checkmate — For other uses, see Checkmate (disambiguation). The black king has been checkmated; the game is over, assuming that there are no other pieces (not visible in the picture) that could capture the queen. Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a …   Wikipedia

  • Checkmates in the opening — In chess, checkmates in the opening are examples of a player being checkmated during the first few moves of the game (i.e. in the opening). Some common or notable mating patterns have names of their own. These include Fool s mate, Scholar s mate …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”