Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

Over the Hedge

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    Checkmated in one move?
    RJ must still be making up his own rules.

  2. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, 12 months ago

    RJ just had beginner’s luck, try again Verne.

  3. Terry

    Terry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    See, this is basically what happened with me when I taught my younger brother how to play chess; he won. I continued to play chess for a bit longer, but after about middle school, I just gave up entirely.

  4. rundstyk

    rundstyk said, 12 months ago

    Limedog and Verne. Your opponents just had better instructor than you had.

  5. david_42

    david_42 said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Looks like a classic Fool’s Mate.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Once I was checkmated in three moves.

  7. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    There must have been a while between panels 3 and 4. After all, Verne hadn’t explained the rules yet, and I doubt R.J. broke his promise.

  8. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’m pretty sure it must have been four moves – it’s called “Scholar’s mate” and allows checkmate in only four moves if not defended against. It’s pretty common for chess noobs to get schooled this way (I assume that’s where the name comes from) – and to try it on each other.

  9. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Perhaps I was wrong – I just found a series called fools mate that can allow black to win in only 3 moves if white plays very badly – hadn’t seen that before.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @Gee Man

    Oh, I played badly and blindly into it.

  11. ujean

    ujean said, 12 months ago

    @david_42

    Considering the source, what else could it be?

  12. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Speaking of fools, I see I “discovered” fools mate just a couple posts past where david42 mentioned it. That’s what comes from not reading the whole thread.

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