Don’t be an April Fool!

Fool’s Mate is the quickest possible checkmate in chess, taking only two moves!

It is so named because the losing side has to make some incredibly bad opening moves, so you’d think that this line has no practical value to chess players. But you’d be wrong! There are a number of ways in which the weakness of the open diagonal to the King can be exploited. Here are a few examples.

Here the Knight is up to some nasty tricks!

And finally, here’s an example from the early Italian master, Greco.

We hope you enjoyed this short post on Fool’s Mate.