Friday, August 14, 2009

Try this Puzzle :)

Can you fit 5 queens and 5 knights on a chess board so that no piece attacks another?

See the answers:

More Than 100 Page Views!

Today, my blog broke the 100 page view mark, so to celebrate, I made this chess design!

Chess in the Library Tomorrow

The library program will resume tomorrow, with lots of surprises in store for the children at Pleasant View. Come see for yourself --> Pleasant View Library (near Victoria Park & Van Horne) 10 am to noon. We're hoping for a good turnout. Everyone is invited!

Try this Puzzle :)

This was a childhood favourite of mine. You may have seen it before, but I just had to put it on my blog! White to move. Force a checkmate in three moves.

Top Ten Week

Hazel's top 10 things you shouldn't DO at a chess game
1. Chew gum
2. Make hand gestures while you think/move
3. Slam the pieces or clock
4. Think out loud
5. Show up almost an hour late for no good reason
6. Keep clicking a retractable pen
7. Stare at your opponent continually
8. Lean your chair
9. Forget to press your clock
10. Continuously offer a draw

Hazel's top 10 things you shouldn't BRING to a chess game
1. Your lunch/dinner
2. Nuts (unless you want your opponent to go nuts!)
3. Your handheld gaming system (like Nintendo DS)
4. Your music player
5. Your vintage chess set or clock
6. Extremely sour candy (especially if the game is being filmed on TV)
7. An electronic pencil sharpener
8. A frown/a bad mood
9. A swim suit
10. Your favourite bobblehead (trust me, it won't be bobbling very long!)

Have more top 10s you want me to cover? Simply leave your comments below!