a checkmate named after 18th century player Francois Andre Danican-Philidor.

black's positioning: pawn on g7, pawn on h7, rook on f8, king on g8.

white's positioning: queen on e8, knight on g5, king on g1.

white to move:

1. Qc6+ . . . Kh8
2. Nf7 . . . Kg8
3. Nh6+ . . . Kh8
4. Qg8+ . . . Rxg8
5. Nf7++

this is also an example of a Smothered Mate.

Corrected notation for this mate:


1. Qe6+ Kh8
2. Nf7+ Kg8
3. Nh6+ Kh8
4. Qg8+ Rxg8
5. Nf7++

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