fool's mate


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fool's mate

n
(Chess & Draughts) chess a checkmate achieved by Black's second move: the quickest possible mate
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On which of black's moves in chess is Fool's Mate achieved?
Known as Fool's Mate, the loser has to make some pretty fundamental errors not to see the killer blow coming - hence the name.
AT Haydock, claimer Alan Bond enjoys his biggest success to date when Henry Cecil's 7-4 fav Fool's Mate beats Duncan Sasse's Huzzar (Terry Cain) in the Old Newton Cup
lHighlight of Willie Carson's treble at York is the Magnet Cup success of Town And Country (Dick Hern) over Fool's Mate (Henry Cecil/ Edward Hide).
However, reuniting their Cradle Will Rock partnership, the offbeat chemistry between Turturro's nervy, naive and neurotic Luzhin and Watson's feistily impish Natalia, no fool's mate, ensures the story's emotional gambits play out to a compelling end game.
SAM Hall's Dakota (B Connorton) battles on gamely to touch off Henry Cecil fav Fool's Mate (S Perks) in Thirsk's Foster's H'cap.
lPeter Walwyn wins the Jockey Club Stakes for the third year in a row as Classic Example (Pat Eddery) disposes of Fool's Mate.
Paddington (Noel Murless) sees off Stradey Park (Richard Hannon/Paul Cook) in the juvenile conditions race and then there are two for Henry Cecil with Fool's Mate landing the ten-furlong handicap from Royal Match (Ryan Jarvis/Taffy Thomas) and Roussalka too strong for Murless's Sauceboat (Richard Fox) in the Nassau.
The finish is equally close, with Joe Mercer winning the race for the first time when Bold Pirate (Dick Hern) just holds Fool's Mate (Henry Cecil/ Lester Piggott).
3lb apprentice Alan Bond enjoys his biggest success so far when Fool's Mate (Henry Cecil) beats Huzzar (Duncan Sasse/Terry Cain, 3) in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock.
Lester Piggott steals the show at Newmarket, as his mount Indian Question (Henry Cecil) takes the juvenile fillies' maiden, stablemate Fool's Mate lands the 15-furlong handicap and Pitskelly (Michael Jarvis) takes the Bunbury Cup from Jeune Premier (Bill Payne/Pat Eddery), while he is also on Helmsdale (Fulke Johnson Houghton), who dead-heats with Cashing Lady (Paul Cook/Toby Balding) in the seven-furlong handicap.
At Warwick, 7lb claiming Australian apprentice David Smedley enjoys his first success as Fool's Mate (Henry Cecil) gets the better of 2-5 stablemate Sunny Spain (Willie Carson) in the 11-furlong maiden at closing.