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Subject: Re: Shortest ever mate?

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 08:54:28 10/30/05

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On October 30, 2005 at 11:00:02, Tord Romstad wrote:

>While testing my GUI earlier today, I played a couple of FRC blitz
>games.  The following game was embarassing, but amusing:
>[Event "?"]
>[Site "?"]
>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>[Round "?"]
>[White "Tord Romstad"]
>[Black "Glaurung Mainz"]
>[Result "0-1"]
>[SetUp "1"]
>[FEN "brnbkqnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/BRNBKQNR w HBhb - 0 1"]
>1. b3 e6 2. c4 b5 3. cxb5 Be4 4. d3 Qb4+ 0-1
>[D]1rnbk1nr/p1pp1ppp/4p3/1P6/1q2b3/1P1P4/P3PPPP/BRNBKQNR w KQkq -
>White is mate after 5. Bc3 Qxc3#
>Is this some sort of record, or have some of you managed to lose
>even more quickly against your computer?

This is certainly not a record.
Many correspondece game at 3 days per move were won in 4 moves

For example
1.e4 b6 2.Qf3 h6 3.Bc4 h5 4.Qxf7#
1.e4 g6 2.Qf3 Bg7 3.Bc4 Bd4 4.Qxf7#
1.e4 g5 2.Bc4 Bg7 3.Qf3 c6 4.Qxf7#

All these games are by a single player with the nickname superman123 so I am
sure that you can find more similiar games if you look at games of other

If you want to see more from his games then look at the following link.


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