How to Play Chess : Fool’s Mate Move when Playing Chess

How to Play Chess : Fool’s Mate Move when Playing Chess

Hi! This is Ken and I am talking to you today
about Chess. Now we’ve talked about openings and a little bit about the middle game. Another
opening that I failed to mention is what is called the Fool’s Mate. I am only talking
about this because it is not a good mood and everyone that plays Chess knows this move,
but if you are unfamiliar with Chess, you want to be able to avoid losing in like 3
or 4 moves. Basically its the same King’s opening, here we correspond, the Bishop comes
out here, corresponds with the King, the Queen comes out here and this is opening up the
Queen early and it is putting pressure on this piece here. The person doesn’t notice
the school’s mate, the Queen comes down, check mate because the Bishop is protecting the
Queen. Once again looking at this a little bit closer, you will see that the Bishop and
the Queen is back here. So the Queen has come out early, it is putting pressure on this
piece here, the Queen comes down and puts the King in check, that means on the next
move the King is going to be taken unless the King can move. The King can take the Queen
but he can’t do that because the Queen is protected by the Bishop. Working the King
move; he can only move one space at a time and he can move here. He is still in check,
has no place to move and that is what is called Fool’s mate. Three to 4 moves, you want to
avoid that and you can easily avoid that which I will talk about in the future. Thank you
very much.

23 thoughts on “How to Play Chess : Fool’s Mate Move when Playing Chess

  1. Great job of teaching and demonstration Ken but it would be best if you had a demo board that you can get for about $20. Keep up the good work.

  2. You need a camera angle where we can see the board man. (and this is the scholar's mare, not the fool's!)

  3. This is ridiculous how the board is this far away, however I can see it easily. This guy is very generous to give his time to help others in chess, but the learning shouldn't be done 10 miles away from the board.

  4. @protangist Well, that would require a convergence into the Philidor Defense, which is a rarity these days (plus the g4 move required of black makes it really hard).

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