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A fool's mate in Capablanca's chess
In Capablanca's chess a very
brief game is possible - similar to the `fool's mate' of orthodox chess,
but even one move shorter. We give the fool's mate in the second setup,
although it also works with the first one on the ten by ten board:
From the following opening setup:
Recall that a chancellor moves like rook or knight, and an archbishop
moves like bishop or knight.
Moves of the fool's mate
1. C g1 - h2, A d8 - e6.
2. C h2 x h7, mate.
David Paulowich's advice for Capablanca's chess is: Watch out for those
Below, you see the fool's mate in animation.
WWW page made by Hans Bodlaender, based upon information provided by
David Paulowich. The animated gif was made with Animagic - a shareware
program to make animated gifs.
WWW page created: November 5, 1997. Last modified: February 19,