Sweating and irritability are common disorders associated with short-term stress reactions.
The game that the term "checkmate" is typically associated with is the game of chess. Chess is a game that's been around for a long time and is a two player type of game.
Common reaction to severe short term stress reaction
I believe the term you are looking for is "layup"
billiards, pool, snooker
The game Cricket uses the term Silly Point.