Yuanling Yuan and her school, Victoria Park C.I., are hosting the 2009 Winter Super Challenge next week.
For: K - 12
Date: Sat. Dec. 5, 2009 (9 am - 6 pm)
Location: Victoria Park C.I.
CMA rated. CFC rated for higher sections.
Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for the advanced entry fee of $25.75 using Paypal. Late fee is $10.
Preregistered List: http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2370
Friday, November 27, 2009
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"