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World's Shortest Checkmate

World's Shortest Checkmate

Mar 18, 2014, 7:16 PM 1

For those who don't know , This is the shortest checkmate possible in chess

Fool's Mate, also known as the "Two-Move Checkmate", is the quickest possible checkmate in chess. A prime example consists of the moves:

1. f3, e5
2. g4??, Qh4#

resulting in the position shown. (The pattern can have slight variations: White might play 1.f4 instead of 1.f3 or move the g-pawnfirst, and Black might play 1...e6 instead of 1...e5.)


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