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By | December 21st, 2011|chess, fun|0 Comments

Chess Camp

This week I went to Chess Camp at Adelphi University.

There were about 35 kids.

It was three days long; 7 hours each day.

I played 2 tournament games each day, but on the last day, there was a speed tournament.

Each game lasted five minutes and you could take the king.

At the end of the camp, I came in 3rd place overall in my division and I won a trophy!

By | August 18th, 2011|chess|1 Comment

Chess Tournament

This is a picture of my first chess tournament.

The tournament was yesterday.

I won two games, I lost 1 game, and I drew one game.

The tournament was 3rd – 5th grade, but I sneaked in even though I am technically only a 2nd grader. But remember, I’m homeschooled , so we don’t have grades.

The winners – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – each got a trophy. I think I came in 4th or 5th place.

Next year I really want to get one….but I’m going have to keep practicing.

By | July 21st, 2011|chess, fun, games|0 Comments

New Chess

These are the things I have learned in Chess:

  • Skewering
  • Castling Queen-side & King-side
  • Forking (check and regular)
  • The four-move checkmate
  • En Passant
  • Discovered Attacks
  • Pinning
  • The values of the pieces

A chess game is divided into 3 parts: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame.

In the opening, it’s important to castle quickly and to develop your pieces. Castling defends the king and allows the rooks to work together later on. Knights are important in the opening because they can hop over pieces on a crowded board. The most important thing is to control the middle of the board.

In the middlegame the bishops become more important.

In the endgame the rooks are very important and even a pawn if it’s passed.

Queens are always important, BUT if she comes out too early your opponent can harass her all over the board while developing their pieces.

By | April 19th, 2011|chess|0 Comments

Beginning Chess

I am learning to play chess.

My uncle bought me a chess set for my 4th birthday.

To win you have kill your opponent’s king before he kills your king.

There are several kinds of pieces: pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, a queen, and a king.

Each piece moves differently.

Pawns advance one square at a time. But on their first move they can go two spaces. And they can go diagonally one space only when they take someone.

Knights move up two and over one square in any direction.

Bishops move diagonally in any direction.

Rooks move up and down and sideways as many spaces as they want.

The queen is very powerful. She can move in any direction, any number of spaces.

The king can also move in any direction but only one space at a time.

By | April 17th, 2010|chess, games|0 Comments