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.
A form of checkmate with a Knight where the King is unable to move because all the squares around him are occupied by Chessmen.
A CHECKMATE in which the squares around the King are occupied by friendly pieces. With a Black King on h8, Black Pawns on g7 and h7 and a Black Rook on g8, a White Knight on f8 would give SMOTHERED MATE.
A mate with a Knight where the King is unable to move because all the squares around him are occupied by other pieces.
A phrase used to describe a type of checkmate by a knight where the king has no escape, because its own pieces block all escape routes. Category: Glossary 1 visitor(s) thought this was helpful. Do you
Checkmate by a knight, all squares adjacent to the king being blocked by its own pieces.
A checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move owing to it being surrounded (or ''smothered'') by its own pieces.
a K mated usually by a N when all the escape squares are occupied by friendly men e.g. Nf7+ with Kh8,Rg8,Pg7/h7. See the handout on Basic Mates.
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.