EppsNet Archive: Smothered Mate

Chess Game of the Day: 8-Move King’s Pawn Game

 

One of my online chess games. Some annotations below . . . 2. g3 This opening move doesn’t have a name as far as I know. 4. Bxf4? There’s no way I can see for Black to save the pawn after 4. Nc3 so why put the bishop out there as a target? 6. b3? 6. h3 would prevent Black’s follow-up move. 7. Ng2? 6. Bxc6+ knocks out a valuable Black piece. 8. Bf1?? White’s game is probably lost already so instead of prolonging with something like 8. Nc3, why not just commit suicide? Read more →