The 4 Move Checkmate

  • ADK
  • | Feb 13, 2008 at 7:49 PM
  • | Posted in: ADK's Blog
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Ah, yes the 4 Move Checkmate it is a quick and easy way to beat your opponents. It can be done on either side (black or white). (Playing as White) 1st move the pawn above the King 1 or 2 spaces. Next, Move your white bishop to target the pawn diagonal to the King and Knight. Then, move your queen diagnal above the pawn of the white bishop to target the same pawn. Finally, take the pawn and put your opponent's King in checkmate, you've won the game



  • 5 months ago


    this is definitely no fools mate fools mate  can be done in 2 moves and requires your opponent to deliberately be stupid. this 4 move mate has much more practical applications as it doesnt rely on your opponents moves I wouldn't try to actually do this in 4 moves but if you distract your opponent with some other plays it might just work i recently won a game in 13 moves using a very similar mate shortly after my opponent had castled i couldnt believe my luck but i was making a different play elsewhere on the board and scarificed my knight 

  • 10 months ago


    In a Tournament I did it and won.

  • 2 years ago


    It never works except when I was teaching a friend it in a rated game and played it against him to show him

  • 2 years ago


    Scholar's Mate...Fool's Mate Pool's Mate..whatever mate...Only a fool would fall for a mate like this! lol 

  • 3 years ago


    Hi, No, this is not fool's mate. fools mate is a mate in 2 (for black) and 3 (for white).

    Fools mate goes like: 1. f4 e6; 2. g4 Qh4 mate.

    It takes white 1 more move as he has to wait for black to play f5 and g5 and hence can only deliver mate on his 3rd move.

  • 3 years ago


    It's also called the "Fool's Mate."  You're a fool if your dumb enough to fall for it.  You're also a fool for even trying it against anyone other than a beginner.  

  • 8 years ago


    Known as the Scholar's Mate...
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