Fool's Mate

Jul 27, 2007, 12:00 AM |
4 | For Beginners

In the original form of chess, as the ancient Indians, Persians and Arabs played it, the queen was made a weakest piece allowing her to move only one square in any direction. It is believed that as chess evolved, an agreement was made to give more power to the queen thus becoming the strongest piece on the board. Some of the players had trouble recognising the new power of the queen and eventually fell victim to what is called as the fool's mate. 

It is very important for beginner's to fully understand the power of the pieces in order to avoid the fool's mate.