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  • The ultimate Epic Fail of Chess: fool's mate. A few variations exist, but they all have one common element: White loses in two moves.
    1. f3? e5
    2. g4?? Qh4#
  • Shorter games have occurred, though. The unbreakable world record is held by Bobby Fischer, who refused to turn up for the second game of his World Championship match against Boris Spassky in 1972. Since Fischer had the first move in the game, and made none, the game score can arguably be held to read "1. Resigns", which cannot possibly be improved upon. (Remarkably, Fischer, though two games down against an opponent he had never won against before, proceeded to curb-stomp Spassky in the remainder of the match.)
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  • AI against GM Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura delivers checkmate with six knights.


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