Checkmate in the Opening: Read the Introduction

Checkmate in the Opening
Checkmate Wins for...
[Black's Army]


List of Checkmate Opening Wins for
- Black's Army -

The following list of Checkmate Opening Wins for Black shows a small thumbnail of the end position, with the number of moves and the sequence, to the right.

The list is sorted by the fewest moves to checkmate:
  1. Bird's Opening, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Bird's Opening
    Black Wins in 5 Moves
    1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6
    4. Nf3 g5 5. h3 Bg3# 0-1

  2. Budapest Gambit (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Budapest Gambit 1
    Black Wins in 5 Moves
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. d5 Bc5
    4. Bg5 Ne4 5. Bxd8 Bxf2# 0-1

  3. Blackburne Shilling Gambit, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Blackburne Shilling Gambit
    Black Wins in 7 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4
    4. Nxe5 Qg5 5. Nxf7 Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 Nf3# 0-1

  4. Budapest Gambit (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Budapest Gambit 2
    Black Wins in 8 Moves
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4
    4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. a3 Ngxe5 8. axb4 Nd3# 0-1

  5. Englund Gambit, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Englund Gambit
    Black Wins in 8 Moves
    1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7
    4. Bf4 Qb4+ 5. Bd2 Qxb2 6. Bc3 Bb4 7. Qd2 Bxc3 8. Qxc3 Qc1# 0-1

  6. Petrov's Gambit, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Petrov's Gambit
    Black Wins in 8 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6
    4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bg5 Nxe4 7. Bxd8 Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 Bg4# 0-1

  7. French Defence (Reti Gambit), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - French Defence - Reti Gambit
    Black Wins in 9 Moves
    1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 dxe4
    4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Qe2 Bb4 6. O-O-O Qe7 7. Nxe4 Ba3 8. Nxf6+ Qxf6 9. Bxa3 Qa1# 0-1

  8. Sicilian Defence (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Sicilian Defence 1
    Black Wins in 10 Moves
    1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3
    4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qe2 Ng4 9. h3 Nd4 10. Nxd4 Qh2# 0-1

  9. Nimzowitsch Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Nimzowitsch Defence
    Black Wins in 11 Moves
    1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5
    4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Nc3 Bxf3 6. Nxd5 Bxd1 7. Nxc7+ Kd8 8. Nxa8 Bxc2
    9. Bf4 Nxd4 10. Nc7 e5 11. Bxe5 Bb4# 0-1

  10. Sicilian Defence (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Sicilian Defence 2
    Black Wins in 12 Moves
    1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d5
    4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Qa4+ Nc6 7. Nxd4 Bd7 8. Nb5 O-O-O
    9. Nxa7+ Nxa7 10. Qxa7 Qd1+
    11. Kxd1 Bg4+ 12. Kc2 Bd1# 0-1

  11. Richter-Veresov Attack, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Richter Veresov Attack
    Black Wins in 12 Moves
    1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 c5
    4. Bxf6 exf6 5. dxc5 d4 6. Ne4 Bf5 7. Ng3 Bxc5 8. Nxf5 Qa5+ 9. c3 dxc3 10. b4 Bxb4 11. Qc2 Qxf5
    12. Qxf5 c2# 0-1

  12. Ruy Lopez, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Ruy Lopez
    Black Wins in 13 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6
    4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8. Be3 Ne7 9. Nbd2 Ng6 10. hxg4 hxg4 11. Ng5 Nf4 12. Qxg4 Qxg5 13. Qxg5 Ne2# 0-1

  13. Grunfeld Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for Black - Grunfeld Defence
    Black Wins in 16 Moves
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5
    4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nc6 10. Be3 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qa3
    12. Rb1 O-O 13. d5 Ne5 14. Bb4 Qf3 15. gxf3 Nxf3+ 16. Kf1 Bh3# 0-1



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