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scholar's mate on f7,f2

  • Last updated on 3/17/14, 10:36 AM.

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Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes!

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This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners.


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1


    the best opening for beginners is this. i like the way it is written.Wink

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #2


    We call this mate in various names.We call that mate to Four moves mate,Foolish mate,School mate.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #3


  • 2 months ago · Quote · #4


    what not to do
  • 2 months ago · Quote · #5

    FM krstulov_alex

    5 COMMENT 0 READ :)

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #6

    FM krstulov_alex

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #7


    Hey I told about foolish

     mate man!!!! You are talking about fools mate

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #8


    There's acctualy 3 or even 4 ways to defend. I'll list some pros and cons so you can decide your way to defend.

    1. g6 . loses the pawn's dark square grip on the kingside but makes fianchetto possible. Chases away the queen.

    2. (3.) Qe7 / Qf6 - While Qe7 temporarily blocks the dark-square bishop, Qf6 is, by my means, the most aggressive defense, making all other normal development moves still available. (Though breaking the rule - queen is the last piece to move)

    4. Ke7 . Leave the king on d6 after Qxf7 and pray that he will survive. This is like getting your liver fried without getting a knight for it.

    Also: d5 is a temporarily block which allows a queen sacrifice (after Bxd5, Qxd5) to avoid mate. This is probably even more bold than Ke7.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #9


    The most accurate way to defend is 1e4 e5 2Qh5 Nc6!? 3Bc4 g6!! 4Qf3 Nf6

    Now black has a clear advantage his peices are very active but a sudden move!!!!

    Qb3?! Nd4!! Its all over for white 

    Bf7 loses due to Ke7 All defended!!! Threat on c2 is dangereous and b3 queen is attacked!!!

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