miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2018

13th More A.N. and sacrifice your Queen


Activity 13th 

It is known as a bad luck number but it isn’t. I do think it is going to be fantastic and we are going to learn a lot about our favorite game.

Last week we worked with the Algebraic Notation but just the position of the pieces and you did it fantastically as you can see in the solutions.

Let’s go further with this exercise.

When we need to write down the moves we and our opponent make during a Chess Game is because we can learn from our mistakes, or to review how the game has been.

Short Algebraic Notation is the most common form used in any Chess Book.

As we know the pieces are:
K: King (R in Spanish)
Q: Queen (D in Spanish)
R: Rook (T in Spanish)
N: Knight the K cannot be repeated (C in Spanish)
B: Bishop (A in Spanish)
(blank): Pawn (en blanco in Spanish)

The board squares are identified by their coordinates a letter in lower case (column) followed by a number (file or row)
From a1 to h8 the 64 squares:



THE MOVES:
In Short Algebraic Notation the format for recording moves is:
Piece (abbreviation) target square

For Instance:
The Pawn is moving from c2 to c4, as we know the pawn has not any symbol this move would be: c4
The Knight is moving from g1 to f3: Nf3
The Rook is moving from h8 to h4: Rh4

THE CAPTURES:

They are indicated with an “x”.
The Pawn is capturing the Rook: Symbol + position column-file): xc6
The Queen: Dxh4

THE PROMOTION:

For this move we use the “=” sign

For example:

a2=Q (could be: B, N, R)

THE CASTLING:
Castling King side (enroque corto): 0-0
Castling Queen side (enroque largo): 0-0-0

THE CHECK

Check: +


The Knight gives Check to the white King: Ne2+ and the white King has escape.

Check Mate ++

The white Knight has moved to f7 while the Bishop on e4 is covering the only escape for the black King so it is Check Mate: Nf7++

Well there are some more NOTATIONS but I think it has been enough for this week.

Now the activity for beginners:

You have to send me the algebraic notation for the moves indicated by the arrows. I know you can do it.

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There are 3 answers for this activity and the "?" (question mark) means you can choose one piece.

NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE SECOND ACTIVITY

The second activity is another problem where we have to find out how to win a Chess Game
This time the black pieces win the game and here you are a couple of clues:


There is a surprising move for the opponent when sacrificing our Queen.

Second hint: although everybody knows the Queen is the most valuable piece and in the contrary the PAWN is usually looked down.

I HOPE YOU CAN ENJOY THE GAME AND FIND THE SOLUTIONS

SEE YOU SOON.

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