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Quickest Games
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These are some of the quickest games that end in a checkmate. All of them are in 6 moves or less.

Three Moves!!! Have a look at the kibitz to see what happened.
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate!
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Another Fool!
W E Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Shocking...
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

....Absolutely Shocking
B R vs A Wagner, 1902 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

It was Wenen Blind...
J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Is there any hope...?
N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

REALLY should have seen that coming!
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Almost exactly the same as the C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks game
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Checkmate with a knight - the king was totally trapped
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Another poor game
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

... and another...
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Checkmate with only a bishop
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Scholar's Mate!
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

Not as bad as the others but still pretty awful
Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Exactly the same as Greenwalt vs B Wall (move-for-move)
Mogusar vs T Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Mated with a knight due to a trapped King
B Corneliussen vs M Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Another one "fooling" around
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Yet another one acting the fool...
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

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