Introduction: How to Win a Chess Game in 2 Moves

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Sometimes, you just want to win a game of chess quickly.

While that is usually impossible, all you need to win a chess game in 2 moves is a board, pieces, and a willing ( or bad-at-chess) friend.

You will have start off as the black side to start.

Step 1: Your Opponent Makes His/Her First Move

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Your opponent moves pawn to f4 on his/her first move. Not a great starting move, but not a bad one either.

Step 2: Your 1rst Move

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You move your pawn to e6, to open up your queen.

Step 3: Your Opponent Slips-Up

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Your opponent has moved pawn to g4, opening up the right file for attack. A poor move.

Step 4: Checkmate!

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By moving your queen to H4, you have put the king in check, but there is no where to go and no piece to block check with. Checkmate!

Congratulations, you have officially won a game of chess in 2 moves


haohmaru (author)2017-05-11

I will move the white pawn from H2 to H4 to kill your queen

Idk_my_name (author)haohmaru2017-11-13

Pawns can only attack diagonal, not straight forward

OliviagLBBH (author)haohmaru2017-05-30

You can only capture diagonally with pawns.

increddibelly (author)haohmaru2017-05-12

The queen will just shrug it off.

haohmaru (author)increddibelly2017-05-15


Idk_my_name (author)2017-11-13

Wait, isnt that 3 moves? Cause u made the first with the pawn, 2nd with the queen, tbird would be the queen moving to take the king? Right???

dauntless_gamers (author)2017-11-11

He/She will be able to take it there is nothing else helping the queen so the king can just take it

smileydude3 (author)2017-06-12

Very nice but it only works if the other player makes some certian moves...

rafununu (author)2017-05-11

A well known openning that won't work against a chess player. (author)2017-03-10

If your opponent is smart and you actually do this move he or she could counter it with his/her knight and if your stupid enough to attack that knight ...well... your most valuable piece (Queen) just got screwed

X1678 (author)alpadillatovar.tm2017-05-10

Your opponent won't be able to perform a move, as once he is in this position he is in fact in checkmate. If you look closely, the knight can't actually block the check placed on the king.

Andrewh422 (author)2017-02-20

Thank you now I can beat my dad at chess

technologydecoding42 (author)2016-07-18

Thanks I will beat my grandfather with this info.

robot bx-31 (author)2016-04-24

WOW it is so great I beat my frined four times but he hasn't learned the trick! Great job!

boatingman (author)2016-01-13

I haven't seen a fool's mate in decades. Good job of explaining it.

Microblaster (author)boatingman2016-01-14

A fools mate is 3 moves. This must be called an itiots mate.

boatingman (author)Microblaster2016-01-14

Actually, no. The fool's mate is also known as the two-move checkmate. I learned this ploy about 50 years ago.

ThomasK19 (author)2016-01-14

I remember having this played with my father two times in turn and he did not get it. We never played chess again later.

LarryReedman (author)ThomasK192016-01-14

So your Father started as white for both games?

ThomasK19 (author)LarryReedman2016-01-14

Yes, he did. He was quite angry loosing two times that fast against his son :-/

DErick2373 (author)2016-01-14

By moving your queen to H4... is it the king you moved?

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