# 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 cafè 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.