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Updated: 7 hours 58 min ago

International Junior Challenge Match Sat 8th April

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 22:25
MindSports International International Junior Challenge Match Sat 8th April

Exeter Juniors vs Philadelphia ASAP
1 Nick (Black) 1-0 Srisa (White)
2 Vignesh (White) 0-1 Shira (Black)
3 Reece 0-1 Elijah
4 Agnes 0-1 Manas
5 Josh 0-1 Sammy
6 Quillan 0-1 Linda
7 Ned 1-0 Amy

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The Trebuchet

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 00:06

In an all-parent encounter last week, the players stumbled upon this position, known as the Trebuchet. A trebuchet is a big wooden catapult, and its connection with this position is not known, except that it may catapult a player from joy to despair...

Normally, it's an advantage for it to be your turn so you can get on with your plan, but in this position, whoever has to move next, loses! Can you see how?

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Chess Quotes

"The technician, whose vocabulary has been doubled by Dr. Euwe, will find that White could have saved his soul by a desperado combination. Had this failure anything to do with the fact that Dr. Euwe's terminology was not yet existent at that time!?"
— Reinfeld, to Thomas-Euwe, Carlsbad 1929.