27 April 2009

Scholar's Mate

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Scholar's Mate: Learn. To locate the Scholar's Mate video, make one click down... Please be aware that Scholar's Mate is the most common trap chess beginners fall into. If you are one of them, you are recommended to learn this mate first.

The following is more information on Scholar's Mate. In different countries, the mate is known under the following names: Children's mate, Shoemaker's mate, Shepherd's mate, Schoolboy's mate, or Barber's mate. The mate is very short, just 4 oves.

The Scholar's Mate idea is to attack the weak square f7 (at the beginning, being defended only by the Black King) with the White Queen and a White Bishop. There are many ways of defending against Scholar's Mate... And the below video is to show you the best way of doing this...

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You have just seen the video and must remember: The best Scholar's Mate defense is to cover the f7 square with the Black Queen and then attack the White Queen. Also, it is not recommended to move on the Queen too early in the game, because this may result in getting worse opening position.

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Learn the Legal's Mate

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