What is the minimum duration of a chess game between grandmasters? Assuming pre-arranged draws and timeouts are excluded, it is unlikely for a game to end quickly, as top players are typically well-versed in opening theory. Nevertheless, there are exceptions to this rule. Here are three historical examples to illustrate:
It can happen even to a future World Champion
Arlamowski’s smothered mate
And, of course, I cannot exclude the most famous super-miniature which I already mentioned in another article.