jueves, 30 de noviembre de 2017

Checkmate & More

Here we are again,

I am really happy with your feed-back; I guess you enjoy the activities…
And now it is time to a new one.

Actually 2 new ones.

The first one for beginners:

You can send me your pictures or in a piece of paper your solutions:

In this game the white pieces can give "Check" in many different ways.

Can you write down the coordinates of the white pieces giving Check?

  ____ - ____ & ____ - ____

 ____ - ____& ____ - ____

 ____ - ____& ____ - ____

Can you write down the coordinates of the white pieces giving Check?

I post you a table you can copy it and being creative drawing and coloring the pieces.

I am pretty sure you can.

The second activity is for everybody but maybe you need the help of a person who can play chess.

I dare you to solve these four Exercises:

A)  Who has the best position and why?

White or black ones…

White pieces because:_____________________________________________

Black pieces because: _____________________________________________

B)  …and in this one?

Tell me why.

White pieces because:_____________________________________________

Black pieces because: _____________________________________________

C)  Choose and justify between the White Knight or the Black Bishop.

White knight because:_____________________________________________

Black bishop because: _____________________________________________

D) Which Bishop would you like the most?
The B-d3 or the B-d7

White bishop because:_____________________________________________

Black bishop because: _____________________________________________

To solve these problems try to use your chess board and pieces and play the game against yourself or a mate.

Good luck and enjoy with explorajake.blogspot.com.es and remember to send me your impressions and solutions by email explorajake@gmail.com or via Whassap to 616097872

jueves, 16 de noviembre de 2017

Wordsearch & SSEHC

Hi everyone,

Here we are again with a new challenge.

As I did last week I have two of them and this is the first option:

By the way I DO love chess, but I like many more things such as food (and baking my own chessboard) Arts and crafts, Reading, Maths…

I have been talking to my good friend Profesor Leo; and he gave me one idea to challenge your wonderful minds.

Do you remember how to move the Knight? You can check it out in this link.

Well now move the Knight from A-1 position and using the move of the knight until you reach 8 different squares. Write down every letter you get to the eightth square, and then write down the word you got and send it to me.

Here you are the chess board:

  •  It has relationship with CHESS.
  • Try to make 8 movements (the initial position is the first letter) and from that 7 more.
Here you are some examples:

Now you have to move to other square but choosing correctly the right options.

Can you send me the solution? (don't forget your nickname, name+surname, school and course)

This week is just a word.

The second challenge:

Next activity deals with “SSEHC”

What is it?

UUUUPS!! I am sorry, read it backwards.

Just kidding!! Well the idea is to play chess incorrectly.

UUUUUHHHH!!! Profesor Jake is nuts.

Teacher professor Jake does not want I learn to play Chess! BOOOOH!!!!

Don’t you worry and keep reading. The idea is to play Chess against other person but trying to lose all the time. I mean you move your pieces as usual but when one of the pieces of your opponent can capture yours (and you realize of that) she/he has to capture it, even the king. The winner is going to be the loser.  When you lose all your pieces you are going to be the winner.

Trust me! It is a very funny way of playing chess... and maybe you can beat a grown up.

Now you can tell me how do you feel playing like this. It is not necessary to record the game in a video but just tell me the main differences.

viernes, 10 de noviembre de 2017

Follow the coordinates.

I am really happy with all your works and such creative chess boards and games.

It was amazing.

Today I propose 2 activities for the brave. Choose the one you prefer.

The first one is a game of coordinates:

As we can see in que label "The Class" dedicated to the move of the 6 different pieces and the positions on the Chess Board. Every single square in the Chess board has a name according to its line and column.

There is also a nick name for every piece:

K for the King
Q for the Queen
B for the Bishop
N for the Knight
R for the Rook
and with no initial for the pawns

the challenge I propose for you is to place some pieces on the chess board the way I show you with the coordinates:

First of all I give you an example with a pic.

These are the required coordinates:
I write them in white and a darker colour in order to distinguish them.



And this are the positions on the chess board.

Now it is your turn:
These are the coordinates:



Now it is your turn… Cheer up!

The second activity is pure Chess game:

Place more than… Queens in the Chess Board.

Try to solve this problem and send a photo or video of “how to make it”.

All we know the Queen is the most powerful piece in the Chess Game. You can move her forward and backward as many squares as you need either in diagonal, vertical or horizontal.

They cannot jump over any piece and there are 2 Queens, one per team… At the beginning of the game but a pawn can promote into a Queen when reaches the line 8 for the white pawns and line 1 for the black ones. (See this link if you need)

I guess you already know this but… There you are the challenge. Place in the chessboard as many Queens as you can with this objective: None of them can be threaten.by any of the others.

Here you are some examples:

In this case I have placed 3 Queens, but there can be placed some more.
A hint: the move of the Knight can be useful for this challenge.

Enjoy the activities, don't forget to mail me if you have any question, and see you soon.


jueves, 9 de noviembre de 2017

Chess Game "Do it yourself!"

Welcome everybody to the chess class by "Profesor Jake"

This online workshop deals with chess and we are going to learn many interesting facts about chess through English and at the same way we are going to use this amazing game to improve our English.

Chess is a very ancient game; it has been used for teaching much more than just to play but also to help players to improve their memory skills, anticipate their actions, respect others…

If you want to join me in this blog I'll give you links to different pages to learn English, to play chess online, events…

Every 2 weeks I am going to propose an activity related to my favorite game.

And here you are the first one:

For the very first activity I propose you to make your own chess game...

You can build it up from recycled material (toys, rubbish, card board, school material...)

The next video can give you an idea.

If you want one more idea just download
this funny document by clicking on it:

What I ask you to do is to build your own chess board and pieces, record it in a video (use a tablet, smartphone, camera…) and send it back to me. We can share your great ideas.

More ideas...
Resultado de imagen de creative chess games Resultado de imagen de creative chess games Resultado de imagen de creative handmade chess games

But no one like yours

Here you are the LAST ONE

Hello let's watch this video first: This is the last activity, finally we reached the END of this strange course 2019-20 A...