My shortest checkmate in Staunton

Jyrki Heikkinen — Tuomas Pitkänen, Helsinki, Finland, August 2008

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3

Sometimes I delay e4, and give the opponent a chance to choose some obscure Staunton Gambit variation.

2...g6 3.e4 d6 4.Bd3 fxe4 5.Nxe4

This is not gambit anymore, but the position could have been reached via the Staunton Gambit, say, 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nxe4 g6 5.Bd3.

5...Nf6 6.Ng5 Nc6

7.Nxh7!? Nxh7? 8.Bxg6+ Kd7 9.Qg4+ e6

10.d5 Ne5? 11.Qxe6# 1-0

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