The shortest Chess game ever played title

Hard to believe, but this mate in only two moves Chess game actually took place in real life. This match was played between Lance Darling and Richard Wood at the NWC on April 1983. Mr. Lance Darling USCF peak rating was 2132 and played about 500 tournament games in Oregon and Washington from 1976 thru 1992. The people at Northwest Chess magazine thought it was funny to print this game in the April 1983 issue of NWC and call it Lance Darling vs. Richard Wood. Both were well known to the readers at NWC and it was easily recognized as an April fools’ prank.

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