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


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

The following list of Checkmate Opening Wins for White 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. Caro-Kann Defence (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Caro-Kann Defence 1
    White Wins in 6 Moves
    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4
    4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Qe2 Ngf6 6. Nd6#
    1-0

  2. Dutch Defence (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Dutch Defence 1
    White Wins in 7 Moves
    1. d4 f5 2. h3 Nf6 3. g4 fxg4
    4. hxg4 Nxg4 5. Qd3 Nf6 6. Rxh7 Rxh7 7. Qg6# 1-0

  3. Philidor Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Philidor Defence
    White Wins in 7 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Bg4
    4. Nc3 g6 5. Nxe5 Bxd1 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0

  4. Dutch Defence (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Dutch Defence 2
    White Wins in 8 Moves
    1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 g5
    4. Bg3 f4 5. e3 h5 6. Bd3 Rh6
    7. Qxh5+ Rxh5 8. Bg6# 1-0

  5. Modern Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Modern Defence
    White Wins in 8 Moves
    1. e4 g6 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Nd7
    4. Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. Ng5+ Kf6 6. Qf3+ Kxg5 7. d4+ Kh4 8. Qh3# 1-0

  6. Owen's Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Owen's Defence
    White Wins in 8 Moves
    1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 f5
    4. exf5 Bxg2 5. Qh5+ g6 6. fxg6 Nf6 7. gxh7+ Nxh5 8. Bg6# 1-0

  7. Vienna Game, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Vienna Game
    White Wins in 8 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4
    4. Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. Nxe4 Nc6 6. Qf3+ Kg8 7. Ng5 Qxg5 8. Qd5# 1-0

  8. Old Benoni Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Old Benoni Defence
    White Wins in 9 Moves
    1. d4 c5 2. d5 e6 3. Nc3 exd5
    4. Nxd5 Ne7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Qa5+ 7. c3 Nf5 8. Qa4 Qxa4 9. Nc7# 1-0

  9. Two Knights Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Two Knights Defence
    White Wins in 9 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6
    4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke8 8. Bxd5 Bd7
    9. Qf7# 1-0

  10. Three Knights Game, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Three Knights Game
    White Wins in 10 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6
    4. d4 exd4 5. Nd5 Bg7 6. Bg5 Nge7 7. Nxd4 Bxd4 8. Qxd4 Nxd4 9. Nf6+ Kf8 10. Bh6# 1-0

  11. Caro-Kann Defence (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Caro-Kann Defence 2
    White Wins in 11 Moves
    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4
    4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qd3 e5 6. dxe5 Qa5+ 7. Bd2 Qxe5 8. O-O-O Nxe4 9. Qd8+ Kxd8 10. Bg5+ Kc7 11. Bd8# 1-0

  12. Marshall Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Marshall Defence
    White Wins in 12 Moves
    1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. cxd5 Nxd5
    4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg4
    7. d5 Ne5 8. Nxe5 Bxd1 9. Bb5+ c6 10. dxc6 Qc7 11. cxb7+ Kd8
    12. Nxf7# 1-0

  13. Ruy Lopez (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Ruy Lopez 1
    White Wins in 12 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6
    4. O-O d6 5. d4 Nxe4 6. d5 a6
    7. Bd3 Nf6 8. dxc6 e4 9. Re1 d5 10. Be2 exf3 11. cxb7 Bxb7
    12. Bb5# 1-0

  14. Caro-Kann Defence (#3), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Caro-Kann Defence 3
    White Wins in 13 Moves
    1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4
    4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6
    7. Ne5 Bh7 8. Qh5 g6 9. Bc4 e6
    10. Qe2 Nf6 11. Nxf7 Kxf7
    12. Qxe6+ Kg7 13. Qf7# 1-0

  15. Scandinavian Defence, ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Scandinavian Defence
    White Wins in 14 Moves
    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5
    4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bf4 e6
    7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Bb4 9. Be2 Nd7
    10. a3 O-O-O 11. axb4 Qxa1+
    12. Kd2 Qxh1 13. Qxc6+ bxc6
    14. Ba6# 1-0

  16. Caro-Kann Defence (#4), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Caro-Kann Defence 4
    White Wins in 15 Moves
    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4
    4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Ng5 e6
    7. Qe2 Nb6 8. Bd3 h6 9. N5f3 c5 10. dxc5 Nbd7 11. b4 b6 12. Nd4 bxc5 13. Nc6 Qc7 14. Qxe6+ fxe6 15. Bg6# 1-0

  17. Ruy Lopez (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Ruy Lopez 2
    White Wins in 15 Moves
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6
    4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 exd4
    7. Re1 d5 8. Nxd4 Bd6 9. Nxc6 Bxh2+ 10. Kh1 Qh4 11. Rxe4+ dxe4 12. Qd8+ Qxd8 13. Nxd8+ Kxd8
    14. Kxh2 f5 15. Bg5# 1-0

  18. Sicilian Defence (#1), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Sicilian Defence 1
    White Wins in 20 Moves
    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5
    4. Nc3 e6 5. Nxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6
    7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd5 Qb6 9. Bc4 Bxf2+ 10. Ke2 O-O 11. Rf1 Bc5
    12. Ng5 Nd4+ 13. Kd1 Ne6 14. Ne4 d6 15. exd6 Bxd6 16. Nxd6 Rd8
    17. Bf4 Nxf4 18. Qxf7+ Kh8
    19. Qg8+ Rxg8 20. Nf7# 1-0

  19. Sicilian Defence (#2), ends...
    Checkmate in the Opening - Win for White - Sicilian Defence 2
    White Wins in 20 Moves
    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4
    4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6
    7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. Qe2 Nfd7 11. O-O-O Bb7
    12. Qg4 Qxe5 13. Bd3 Nf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Rhe1 h5 16. Nxe6 Be7
    17. Bxb5+ axb5 18. Nc7+ Kf8
    19. Rd8+ Bxd8 20. Re8# 1-0



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