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Subject: Re: Shortest ever mate?

Author: J. Wesley Cleveland

Date: 10:15:41 10/30/05

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On October 30, 2005 at 11:54:28, Uri Blass wrote:

>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.

This is my one claim to fame as a chess player. I played this as Black in a
skittles game against a decent player.

1. g3 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. gxf4 Qh4#

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