With foolish play, how many moves does it take to checkmate with a lone knight versus a lone rook

Bytes-rad-4

What are the minimum number of moves it takes to achieve this position from the start of the game?

RuffledZest

Playing at 3:31 am took my attention first

Bytes-rad-4
RuffledZest wrote:

Playing at 3:31 am took my attention first

 

Did you try finding it out?

RuffledZest

7-9 moves for foolish play of course

RuffledZest

 

tacticspotter

lol black does not take so he might win

m_connors

In theory, with foolish play it will never happen. (I am assuming foolish play on the the part of both sides!) wink.png

rupeshbhandari

7-8 for me!

Bytes-rad-4
m_connors wrote:

In theory, with foolish play it will never happen. (I am assuming foolish play on the the part of both sides!)

Actually couldn't that white rook actually be a knight or bishop too and black would still win due to the corner trap with the black knight?

hvenki

approximately 7