# How long was the shortest game of chess?

## How long was the shortest game of chess?

The shortest game in history – Guiness record. This is a rough translation from a norwegian Guinness book of Records, from 1968: The shortest game ever registered between two grand masters, was in four moves. Lazard defeated Gibaud in a chess cafĂ¨ in Paris in 1924.

## Can you win chess in 2 moves?

Fool's mate. In chess, Fool's Mate, also known as the Two-Move Checkmate, is the checkmate delivered after the fewest possible moves since the start of the game. It can be achieved only by Black, who can deliver checkmate on move 2 with the queen.

## What is the longest possible chess game?

The longest possible chess game is 8848.5 moves long. The number of possible chess games is at least 1029241 according to a Monte Carlo simulation, and at most 1034082 according to a calculation.

## How many moves is the shortest legal chess game where checkmate is delivered by a pawn?

2The shortest number of moves that a game of chess can have is 2, as far as I know: White moves pawn from f2 to f3 , black moves pawn from e7 to e5. White moves pawn from g2 to g4 , black moves queen from d8 to h4 . Checkmate.