Hi everyone, it’s Jerry. The shortest checkmate
in chess is where black wins after two moves. It’s very unlikely and in order for it to
work white needs to move their g-pawn to g4 on their first or second move. Let’s just
say it’s played on the first move, and black need only open a diagonal for the queen with
e6 or e5. And from here after f3 or f4, let’s just say f4: queen h4 is checkmate. Surprisingly
enough there is no way to capture the queen, run away safely by the king, or block. And
so this is checkmate, 2-move checkmate, also known as “The Fool’s Mate”.