Enter Your Reply The Comment You're Replying ToAbdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-06-23 UTCThere's a bug difference between a checkmate THREAT, and a Fool's Mate. By definition, a Threat is : 'if you don't react accordingly, you're lost'. In RNBAQKMBNR , after 1.Mh3, which threatens mate, black is FORCED to react. There are many ways, like moving a pawn around the King, which is absurd; or advancing the King's bishop's pawn, which hardly a developing move; or by 1.. Nh6 which gives white a very early pin, or 1..Mh6 which leads to a very early exchange of Marshalls. In Falcon Chess and Omega Chess, the threatened mate is a mate in 3, which is less forcing than a mate in 2. It's easily refutable by very natural developing moves that don't offend the sense of a chess player. In chess, there's the famous Scholar's mate, which actually, with white playing it, probably gives a weak position for white. While white moves his queen around, black is developing, leading to a (=+) position. Responding to 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 doesn't offend the sense of the chess player the way the above-mentioned Capa variant does. A Fool's mate is hardly worth discussion at all. Edit Form You may not post a new comment, because ItemID 72 Capa variants does not match any item.