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  1. Standard member Hindstein
    Finish Him!!!
    02 Mar '07 12:13 / 1 edit
    After reading about some of the great wins in under 20 moves in another thread, I thought that is might be worth having a thread dedicated to those even earlier mates. This could be a valuable thread for learning as it could point to flawed openings and less well known traps in the opening.

    I'll start the ball rolling with game that demonstrated the dangers of playing the Damiano Defence as Black.

    Game 2919000
  2. 02 Mar '07 12:15
    1.f3 e5 2.g4 Qh4#

    the ball has rolled enough.
  3. Standard member Hindstein
    Finish Him!!!
    02 Mar '07 12:19
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    1.f3 e5 2.g4 Qh4#

    the ball has rolled enough.
    Has anyone actually played this game here?
  4. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    02 Mar '07 12:20
    6 moves against a 1600+ player...


    Game 2152635
  5. 02 Mar '07 12:27
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    6 moves against a 1600+ player...


    Game 2152635
    But this is not a checkmate, is it? As the thread title says?
  6. 02 Mar '07 12:27
    The wicked kadette!
  7. Standard member UmbrageOfSnow
    All Bark, No Bite
    02 Mar '07 14:10
    Here is one I enjoyed. Not really a trap so much, I didn't play my moves with intent of checkmate until the last 2 or 3, at first I was just trying to find the best moves, and he wasn't.
    Game 2159583
  8. Standard member Hindstein
    Finish Him!!!
    02 Mar '07 15:40
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    This is a great smothered mate trap.
    I think it is called the Blackburne Shilling Gambit - named after a GM called Blackburne, who used to trap cafe visitors with this line for a shilling a time.
  9. 02 Mar '07 17:20
  10. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    02 Mar '07 18:14
  11. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    02 Mar '07 18:17
  12. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    02 Mar '07 18:34
    Originally posted by Hindstein
    This is a great smothered mate trap.
    I think it is called the Blackburne Shilling Gambit - named after a GM called Blackburne, who used to trap cafe visitors with this line for a shilling a time.
    Game 2426548

    Another example of Smaugs mate
  13. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    03 Mar '07 02:09
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    It's called the Blackburne Shilling mate. "Graham Burgess calls 3...Nd4 the "Oh My God" trap." "3...Nd4 is sometimes known as the Kostic Gambit, named after the Serbian grandmaster who played it in the early part of the 20th century."


    http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/7378/shilling.htm
  14. 03 Mar '07 18:47
    I played the following game and mated in 5:

    [Site "http://www.chessmaniac.com play free chess"]
    [Event gameID 3007271]
    [Date "2007.03.03"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "nemen 1632"]
    [Black "BrianDeLay 1879"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    1. f2-f4 e7-e5 2. f4xe5 d7-d6 3. e5xd6 Bf8xd6 4. Ng1-f3 g7-g5 5. h2-h3 Bd6-g3+ 0-1

    Here's a link to the same mate:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1250893
  15. 03 Mar '07 20:15
    One of my favourites taking just 5 moves

    Game 1940006

    and this one just 6 moves

    Game 2100258

    Both opponents a good 150 points better than me as well

    My quickest, just 4 moves

    Game 1169276