How to Beat Someone in Chess in Four Moves





Introduction: How to Beat Someone in Chess in Four Moves

This is not an exact science and will not always work but is a way to end a game in a quick fashion. This Instructable implies that you already know how to play chess or at least no how to move each individual piece as it is supposed to operate. It will involve your queen, bishop and moving a single pawn out of the way. I would also not suggest this against particularly skilled players because they will most definitely see the move coming and it will put your queen at risk.

Step 1: Make It Easier for You

Because many chess pieces and boards differ from each other I will show my pieces so as to ease some possible confusion on which piece is which.

Step 2: The Actual Play

Now to actually show you how to do the described moves

Step 3: A Final Note

I would like to give a final reminder that although this maneuver is fun it is NOT full proof and can most definitely fail. Enjoy any future games of chess, and I hope that this will help you do so.



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    i love your board its beautiful. it looks like 100% marble...where did u get it?

    I happen to have the same board and love it. Bought mine from a road side vendor in Mexico back in 1997 for $20 USD. Wish I knew more about it.

    This is called 'fool's checkmate'.

    Sorry, No. Fool's mate is two moves, not 4.

    I love how every movie you see and they're playing chess people always do this and succeed. Then I always feel like: gosh couldnt you have come up with something slightly better, even kids knows this.

    Nice, but any chess player better than novice standard knows this move and it makes your queen vulnerable.

    I am aware that this is a well known move set but the only time you ever really want to end a match this fast is when your facing someone who you consider novice and not much fun anyway. I suggested many times in my instructable that anyone truly skilled will see this coming. again i would suggest this only if your in a hurry or trying to show off to some novice newbie players.

    Sorry, but as a full time professional in chess, It is NOT a good idea to EVER try to use this against ANYone!

    OK, sorry. Good reply!

    Yeah its fine and thanks for the remark