How to Checkmate in 4 Moves (Scholar’s Mate) – Beginner to Chess Master #6

This is video #6 from the “Beginner to Chess Master” playlist. Oh how popular the 4 move checkmate is! Nearly every chess player has had it played against them. But is it really any good? Presented is how you can ‘try’ to checkmate in 4 moves, and also how to defend against it in a convenient way. Shared also are a couple important tips that’ll help us to stay in a good frame of mind while playing.

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  1. I tried to do this on the computer on easy mode and the computer countered it

  2. coming here after watching Queen's Gambit 😀

  3. Learning chess inspired from the Queen's Gambit

  4. I am deeply thankful for your teaching. You have made chess a lot less difficult to understand.

  5. I've always been hopful playing chess from the beginning to the short end 😉

  6. bill I hate you your videos are lame I just figure out how to type so I don't like your videos can you just do something else like fun videos not too fat is Bahrain

  7. I love using this on my friends who never played chess before

  8. my boyfriend did this trick on me, but did you know? I did the same move with the "horse" (sorry dont know the correct name for it in english) good to know,

  9. Ke7 is clearly the best way to defend against scholars mate

  10. One time I was playing online and lost to a scholar’s mate with the queen going from h5. So then the next game someone went for it again and I blocked it with pawn g6 and it retreated so I thought I had survived only for him to hit it from f3the very next move. Worst 2 game stretch I’ve ever had.

  11. Thank you i really love it i will do that hehe thanks men

  12. my opponent just tried this on me and I beat him🤣🤣

  13. Playing night h7 is always a better counter than f7(remember this is if your losing to a scholars mate)

  14. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😀😀😀😀

  15. I downloaded an online chess game to try out the move, first game and the dude pulls the same move I was planning (the scholars mate) I successfully stopped him but I later lost due to me uhh being bad😂

  16. I can confirm this works I used this on my friend he got rekt didn’t know what happened

  17. Very informative and I subbed and rang the bell.

  18. But what will happen before the queen moves diagonal and the black’s queen moves one diagonal

  19. I learnt chess 2 months ago (Feb) and I visited my father – in-law with some fake confidence I can now play chess, the 1st game it was a fair game but he won, the 2nd game he pulled out this 'scholars mate' and I had no clue about it…. He is a genleman enough to later explain to me where I missed to notice his focus on f7, am glad to know it also has a name from this video 'scholars mate'

  20. If we do in this method the queen is disturbing

  21. Man, I remember playing chess competitively in elementary, now I'm just a mountainful of insecurities in highschool-

  22. I've noticed magnus Carlson playing queen early on can anyone explain to me why ? I'm just amateur

  23. I bet 100 bucks with my dad and used this strategy and it did not work I’m never using it again I do not reccomend it all

  24. I move pawns first, give more space to the king, and try to strike as many as possible of my opponent's figures. I still don't know how to checkmate. Trying to learn here. It's hard if my opponent has only 1 or 2 figures left so I have to chase them all over the board.

  25. I play a different type of chess – it's called no hope chess – lol!!!

  26. ive played chess for 5 years and i didnt know this LOL

  27. God, I remember perfectly the first time I was caught off guard by this strategy. My best friend couldn't beat me at chess, so he learned (from his father, I guess) this move to laugh at me. Boy, was I angry for not seen it

  28. It's all good game
    Until the opponent start using the same Strategy as yours

  29. I lost to this about 40 years ago, wasn’t looking for it and underestimated my opponent. Dumb, dumb, dumb… live and learn.

  30. What if they move the pawn from G7 to G6 to attack and block the queen?

  31. I tried this on lichess app with my friend and my friend did a Super move that made scholars mate stop and i got so angry that i throwed the computer on the ground and smashed it!!!

  32. Bastard got me with that move won’t happen again

  33. when i play vs computer, i always gel statlemate

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