Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Garry Kasparov vs Matthias Wahls
GER-Kasparov Clock Simul (1992) (exhibition), Baden-Baden GER, Jan-19
Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 18 times; par: 54 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Kasparov/M Wahls games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-21-05  kevin86: Smothered mate week-I hope :)

Note,the pawn cascade after move 4!

Mar-21-05  hintza: "Smothered mate week" would be excessively silly!
Mar-21-05  kevin86: <hintza> It could be done with nuances.For example-smothered mates with other pieces,sm on a queen,etc.

I have this quicky:1 c4 ♘c6 2 e3 ♘e5 3 ♘e2 ♘d3#

Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <"Smothered mate week" would be excessively silly!> No it wouldn't. I don't remember when that was but we've HAD smothered mate week before!
Mar-21-05  hintza: OK, maybe it would not be so silly. But I just can't help being amused at games like <1 c4 ♘c6 2 e3 ♘e5 3 ♘e2 ♘d3#>!
Mar-21-05  patzer2: Or as a compromise, we could have a discovered check week, for which smothered mate is, at least in this case, a subcategory.
Mar-21-05  Tony Fly: Can someone help a beginner? What's wrong with 37 ...Kg8?
Mar-21-05  hintza: <Tony Fly> If Black plays 37...Kg8 then White mates with 38.Nh6+ Kh8 39.Qg8+ Rxg8 40.Nf7#.
Mar-21-05  Tony Fly: Thanks hintza. I'm going in for a brain replacement next week.
Premium Chessgames Member <smothered mate week> We won't have another smothered-mate week for a while, but yes that was a lot of fun, and it was amazing how subtle some of the smothered-mate combinations became near the end of the week. Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 23...? was a great one.
Mar-21-05  aw1988: I got Qb5, which should win.
Mar-21-05  Avion: This may draw I think...
Mar-21-05  aw1988: White is a piece up.
Mar-21-05  JoshuaJ8588: 36. Qb3 works also with the same effects.
Mar-21-05  unferth: <aw1988> I got Qb5, which should win.

Maybe, but I sure wouldn't want to have to prove it over the board after Qxb5 Nxb5.

Mar-21-05  alayo: Correction: The puzzle should read: White to play and mate in 5, not White to play and win. White is already winning with an extra piece in the end game. Any move that is not a blunder will continue to win.
Mar-22-05  unferth: <alayo> White is already winning with an extra piece in the end game. Any move that is not a blunder will continue to win.

It's not that clear-cut. Black has two pawns, one an outside passer, for the knight. If the queens come off, white's going to have to work pretty hard for more than a draw.

May-02-05  square dance: here you go <rookfile>.
May-02-05  WillC21: <square dance> But isn't he playing a patzer in this game?
May-02-05  square dance: i dont think that was part of the criteria.
May-02-05  iron maiden: One example of a Kasparov endgame win against a strong opponent might be his game against Dreev at Moscow last year.
Nov-24-05  DeepBlade: In the final position

37. ...Rxf7 loses to 38.Qd8+ Qe8 39.Qxe8+ Rf8 40.Qxf8++

37. ...Kg8 loses to 38. Nh6+
[38. ...Rf7 39.Nxf7+ Kg8 40.Nh6+ with the threat of 40. ...Kg8 41.Nh6+ now Black has 2 mate threats
-41. ...Kh8 Qg8++
-41. ...Kf8 Qf7++]

last but not least the smothered mate variation

37. ...Kg8 38.Nh6+ Kh8 39.Qg8+ Rxg8 40.Nf7++

Mar-21-06  LluviaSean: OH!! Is that a smothered mate i see?
Jul-27-11  kia0708: wow, this is master of all grand masters !
Jun-28-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Garry Kasparov "

Solve for white on move 31

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: EXHIBITION. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Jatayu's favorite games
by Jatayu
Best Chess Games of All Time
by Timothy Glenn Forney
31. Nf7+ clears d6 to set up a winning "removing the guard"
from Clearance by patzer2
Philidor's Legacy
by sneaky pete
36. Qd5! Kh8 37. Nf7+ Kg8 38. Nh6+ Kh8 39. Qg8+ etc.
from Discovered Check by patzer2
Smothered Mate
from Brutal Attacking Chess by JoseTigranTalFischer
Smothered Mate
from Mating Patterns by ZenJewel
multi-colored pawn chain-after 4 moves;ends in smothered mate
from Pun games/funny positions by kevin86
magic77man03's favorite games
by magic77man03
Kasparov !
from Chessgames are created by two artists !! by arielbekarov
The best games in the world
by The Black King
Clasic Smothered Mate
from Favorite games by KFitzgerald
Game 64
from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games (Stohl) by AdrianP
Good Ole Philidor
from Kasparov! by larrewl
Smothered Mate
from Brutal Attacking Chess by Timothy Glenn Forney
dc4 Classic Smothered mate
from how to beat your dad at chess Part 1 by howtobeatyourdad
Karisik Oyunlar
by osmanseza
Super Strong Simuls
by SetNoEscapeOn
Instructional Remedies Vs. Pirc & Petrov Defense
by southpawjinx

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC