Chess960 Fool's Mate Variation

Tajamoen

The chance that you encounter a starting position like this is 1/120. This mate has been fixed and legalised thanks to ichabod801.

razorblade12

lol. good spot

jerry2468

LOL

ADK

Wow!

ADK

Baseballfan

Actually, there is no chance that you will see that position in a chess960 game. The reason being that it's not a legal starting position. In Chess960, the King must start between the rooks. No position starts with the king outside the rooks like that... sorry.

Tajamoen
Baseballfan wrote:

Actually, there is no chance that you will see that position in a chess960 game. The reason being that it's not a legal starting position. In Chess960, the King must start between the rooks. No position starts with the king outside the rooks like that... sorry.


Ahh.. It was so pretty :(

ichabod801

There, fixed that for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe there's eight ways to get a position with that sort of mate (four variations of knights and bishops, with reflections). So 1 in 120 chance.

Tajamoen

Thanks ichabod! I'll post your lines.

mcyang
Hhhhhh
germanzorba

The permutations with s knight on d doesn't work because it can block the check. So there are two permutations and its reflections, 1/240 chance