9 move checkmate

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Peter D Williams
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9 move checkmate

Post by Peter D Williams » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Here is a game that i was checkmated in 9 moves at Coulsdon.I wonder if other members have lost in under 9 moves?
played on 9.4 2012
Peter D Williams V J.Okosieme

1 c4 e6
2 g3 d5
3 Bg2 c6
4 b3 Nf6
5 Bb2 Nb8 d7
6 Nf3 a6
7 a4 Ne4
8 Ba3 Qb6
9 Bxf8 Qxf2 mate
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Scott Freeman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:03 pm

I don't recall actually being checkmated that quickly since my earlier years at school, but I do remember playing badly enough that I should have resigned by move 9 in one or two games. However I was once quoted by a local paper as saying that I had lost to Jessie Gilbert in "about 3 moves." As it happens it was 23 moves before I resigned (papers never quote you correctly, do they?) but one would have thought that if one had lost in that short a period of time, one might remember exactly how may moves it was. :lol:

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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:35 pm

In my chess club, many years ago I witnessed this checkmate in 8 moves:
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:21 am

Meh. I've seen the "Blackburne Shilling" trap pulled off in tournament play (1e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Nd4?! 4 Ne5? Qg5 5 Nf7 Qg2 6Rf1 Qe4+ 7Be2 Nf3#) :D

Also a Budapest line where Black gives smothered mate on move 8 (?) after leaving his bishop "en prise" :lol:
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Rob Thompson » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:49 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Also a Budapest line where Black gives smothered mate on move 8 (?) after leaving his bishop "en prise" :lol:
I may have fallen for this in a schools tournament one time...
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:43 am

There's this one, which all Dragon players should know, but some don't.




The error, as demonstrated by Jon Mestel back in the seventies, is not 6 .. Bg7 as some lazy writers used to tell us, but 7 .. dxe5, where the "only move" is 7 .. Nh5. A point being that 8 g4 can be met by 8 .. Nxf4.

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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:43 am

My quickest ever win was in 13 moves.

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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Peter D Williams » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:21 am

Scott Freeman wrote:I don't recall actually being checkmated that quickly since my earlier years at school, but I do remember playing badly enough that I should have resigned by move 9 in one or two games. However I was once quoted by a local paper as saying that I had lost to Jessie Gilbert in "about 3 moves." As it happens it was 23 moves before I resigned (papers never quote you correctly, do they?) but one would have thought that if one had lost in that short a period of time, one might remember exactly how may moves it was. :lol:
Your right about papers not always quoting you correctly and then often that quote stays with you!
I think a fair few people are often in resigning postions early on but hope for a stalemate.

In my game i was just thinking about taking his bishop off and did not look at all for checkmate as it was early in the game. I thought i was winning till he said checkmate! maybe you could use game to show some of the juniors at the club.

We have to play a friendly chess game one day Scott.
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Re the Budapest, there is also the Fajarowicz cheapo - 1d4 Nf6 2c4 e5 3de5 Ne4 4a3 d6 5ed6 Bd6 6g3?? Nf2 - which I have also seen played, though in that case (as in most others where it has happened) White grovelled for a while before accepting the inevitable :)

Have also witnessed the Caro-Kann cheapo (1e4 c6 2d4 d5 3Nc3/d2 de4 4 Ne4 Nd7 5Qe2 Ngf6???? 6Nd6#) which IIRC Keres pulled off in a serious game once.

And have actually played the "Lasker Trap" in the Albin Counter Gambit - but only in quickplay, sadly :lol:
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Here's a relatively obscure trap in the King's Gambit:



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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Also a Budapest line where Black gives smothered mate on move 8 (?) after leaving his bishop "en prise" :lol:
Infamously, future GM Dharshan Kumaran once fell for this when he should have been old enough to know better (1987, I think, but maybe even 1988). Must have been a Dharshan thing. I remember him chatting with other juniors at Lloyds around that time and insisting that it was perfectly natural for Black to want to play 3...Nf6 after 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nc6 3 Qh5

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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:48 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Also a Budapest line where Black gives smothered mate on move 8 (?) after leaving his bishop "en prise" :lol:
Infamously, future GM Dharshan Kumaran once fell for this when he should have been old enough to know better (1987, I think, but maybe even 1988). Must have been a Dharshan thing. I remember him chatting with other juniors at Lloyds around that time and insisting that it was perfectly natural for Black to want to play 3...Nf6 after 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nc6 3 Qh5
Well it gains a tempo and forces the queen to move for a second time :lol:

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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:03 pm

The point is, surely, that it *is* a "natural" move in some respects - just like 5....Ngf6 in that Caro Kann line, above......

Neither quite take due account of certain tactical considerations, though :lol:
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by harrylamb » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:33 pm

I once mated my opponent in six moves on Board 1 of a Bolton League match. My opponent was a respectable 130 player. It must be hard to play a quicker mate than that in a serious match. The game was a Listsin Gambit. On move 5 Black realised I had the twin threats of 6. Bxh7 and 6. Nxh7. His 5th move stopped those threats but... I have not played White's 6th move. I will let you spot the continuation.
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Re: 9 move checkmate

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Let's not forget the trap against the Benko, which I saw played, or a close relative, only this week in a League game.


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