Letter #23 - 2013
07/04/13 12:11:03 PM EDT
Just trying to find out how soon
or how many moves after starting a game a player may be able to find, announce,
or make a checkmate in “x” moves.
Is there any recorded game
The minimum moves
to find a checkmate in a game after starting it may vary and
are related to the good and bad moves both players could make.
The following game shows a match played between Edward Lasker
and George Thomas in London (1912) in which after only 10 reasonable moves,
Lasker forces a seven-move mate
starting with move number 11.
1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Bxf6 Bxf6
fxe4 7. Nxe4 b6 8. Ne5 O-O 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. Qh5 Qe7
mates in seven moves
Thank you for