Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mandarin Lessons

My mother just set up a blog offering Mandarin lessons in the GTA:

For all ages and skill levels! Mandarin is one of the most common languages in the world, and constantly growing in its application. You never know when you might need it...maybe to talk to a Chinese grandmaster!

Reader Input --> Puzzle!

Submitted by Predrag Putic!

Reader Input!

Do you have a game or person you wish me to feature on my blog? Email me --> chezzstar@gmail.com.

Games: I will analyze games when I find time, and post my comments on the blog. Please, only interesting games, no major blunders.

People: I will only feature someone if I receive permission from the person himself/herself, or from a close family member. It would help if some background info is provided along with the name.

White to Move (Challenge for Advanced)

Of course I wouldn't let you off easy! Clue: The theme is pins, 2 moves to mate. Very pretty!

Black to Move (Challenge for Beginners)

Not so difficult, but pretty! 2 moves to mate.

Knock Knock Joke

I'm having a rather frustrating night. Maybe a joke will cheer me up. It's not my best one, but it'll do for now.

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Chess Who?
**insert version here**

Version 1: Chess let me in, and I'll explain later!
Version 2: Chess let me in, it's cold outside!
Version 3: Chess let me in, or else I'll be stuck in this blog forever!
Version 4: Chess let me in, **insert your own caption here**