checkmate which occurs shortly after the opening, when the white queen checkmates by takes the black pawn on f7 (or the black queen taking the white pawn on f2), protected by a bishop on c4 (or c5).' name='description'> scholar's mate - definition and meaning
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  • noun chess The checkmate which occurs shortly after the opening, when the white queen checkmates by takes the black pawn on f7 (or the black queen taking the white pawn on f2), protected by a bishop on c4 (or c5).

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  • In chess, 1. e4 e4 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Qh5 Nf6 4. Qxf7# is a 4 move checkmate.

    February 21, 2007