How Can You Get a Checkmate in Two Chess Moves?

How Can You Get a Checkmate in Two Chess Moves?

The a two moves necessary to perform the "Fool's Mate" checkmate are first, king's pawn to e6, followed by the queen to h4, checking the king. This maneuver is most always used against novice chess players who are still learning the strategy needed for the long game.

The "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate" is wholly dependent on the opponent making the first move of king's bishop pawn to f4, followed by king's knight pawn to g4. These fatal first moves open up the king's diagonal and leave him undefended, and any other moves in the vital opening volley foil the two-move checkmate.