Introduction: How to Win a Chess Game in 2 Moves

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

Your opponent moves pawn to f4 on his/her first move. Not a great starting move, but not a bad one either (f4 is actually a terrible first move unless you're very good, as it exposes your king).

Step 2: Your First Move

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

Step 3: Your Opponent Slips-Up

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

Step 4: Checkmate!

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

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