Letter #10 - 2003
Shortest game ever
3/25/2003 7:05:40 PM MST
I beg to differ.
The shortest game ever played was in fact a two move checkmate won by black.
1. g4 e5
2. f3 Qh4#
As you can see, this is the shortest checkmate that is possible in the game of Chess.
A short mate can be performed in two moves as you wrote.
A game held between Lance Darling and Richard Wood at the NWC on
April 1983 is recorded as the shortest game ever played.
The moves are very similar from the
moves you are sending: 1. g4 e6 2. f4 Qh4#
This actual played game can be
reviewed at the following link:
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