Scholar’s Mate is most likely the first checkmate you will fall for, and also try out yourself once you have seen this. You need to be aware of this checkmate sequence, so that you do not fall for it in your games. If you follow sound opening principles, then your are unlikely to fall for this trap.

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A chess player for over 40 years, I have volunteered with Lancashire Chess Association for over 30 years. Have held several posts in that time, Treasurer, Junior Organiser, Junior Team Manager, Junior Team Coach, Web Author. I have managed the Lancashire Chess Association websites since 1997.