Continuing with my "desert" theme...
Why would Tutankhamun always lose (or draw) at chess?
Answer: Because a king can never checkmate!
Tutankhamun was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh who lived and ruled in the early 14th century BC/BCE. Today, he is commonly known as "King Tut", or the "Boy King".
In chess, a lone king cannot checkmate because it never directly attacks the enemy king. Instead, a player must use other pieces in order to achieve a win.
To find out more about the interesting life of King Tut, visit:
The Art Gallery of Ontario is also hosting a Tutankhamun exhibition from November 24, 2009 to April 18, 2010: "The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs"