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8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 kd f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 ql f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 pl f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 pl e2 f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl 1
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The Bongcloud Mate. Black is checkmated.

The Bongcloud Mate is a three-move checkmate pattern for White with the moves

  1. e4 e5
  2. Qh5 Ke7
  3. Qxe5#

This opening, tied with all variations of the reversed Fool’s Mate, are the fastest checkmates for White. It is called the Bongcloud Mate because Black played the Bongcloud, which is a big blunder if White plays the Wayward Queen Attack because if White takes the pawn on e4, Black is checkmated on the third move of the game because the pawns, queen, and bishop block the escape squares, Black cannot block the check, and the white queen cannot be captured. There are 2 variations of the Bongcloud Mate, and the other one is when White starts with e3 instead of e4.

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