Chess is a board game like no other. Unlike a lot of other games, it prioritizes intellect over luck and physical strength. It’s entertaining and challenging and we have been enjoying versions of it for over 1,500 years (crazy, right?). I mean, the game is a huge part of our history as humans.
In chess, both players have equal opportunities to win the game – all they need to do is think strategically and make sure their moves are well thought out (okay, that’s definitely easier said than done).
As a chess player, you develop the ability to analyze the various options available to you and think up solutions to potential problems. And while it may seem like a bit of a stretch, the development of such skills really does serve us in our day-to-day lives.
Those who are familiar with chess will know that there are many different ways of winning the game – and bear in mind that many professional games go on for a LONG time. However, the “Fool’s Mate” is definitely the fastest way of winning chess and that’s because it’s checkmate in the least possible moves.
“Fool’s Mate”, sometimes referred to as “Two-Move Checkmate”, is also the easiest way to win against those who are still fairly new to the game.
Watch the video below to learn this useful skill and become a pro at early game wins:
Of course, the learning of new and effective techniques is acquired through years of playing the game, which is why the best players often started playing from a very early age.
And while it would be great to be able to learn these skills entirely on your own, there’s absolutely no shame in getting a little outside help. Who’s going to know anyway?!
So first things first, in order to make the move, you must be playing as black and your partner must be playing as white. Watch the rest of the video above to see where it goes from there.
Of course, it’s important to know this two-move win does rely on your opponent making the necessary moves, but if they do, you’re onto a winner.