Hi! My name is Ken and I am here today to
talk to you about Chess. Now Chess is divided in 3 parts; the beginning which is the opening,
various openings, a whole bunch of different openings which one can learn, the middle part
of the game where pieces are eliminated and training is going on and the end game where
one opponent has a material advantage and is trying to check mate the other opponent.
I just wanted to briefly talk about the end game. Here is a scenario that comes up a lot
where you have the King and the Queen from one opponent and the King left from the other
one. The object here is to get the King into check. So I am using my Queen, I put the King
in check, the King has to move. I then move my King down, starting to box the King in
but I have avoid what is called Stalemate which I will talk about. I then come up here
and I call check. I always keep putting the King in check. The King moves back. Now I
cannot go up on this board, so it is limited to the back board here. I then move my King
down. Now if I come here I’ve got check mate. The King cannot move any other position. It
moves here its in check, moves here it is in check, moves here it is in check. A stalemate
which is also known as a draw could be had if I just move over here and the King has
no place to go. Every move it moves it goes into check. So you can’t move here, it’s in
check, can’t move here, it’s in check. Say I have another piece on the board which I
am going to put my black Knight. It can’t move here, its in check so any place it moves
it goes into check, check, check, check, check. That’s a stale mate. I want to avoid that
at all costs. Otherwise the opponent, I have a material advantage. But the opponent is
going to win the game because he cannot move except to move in check which creates a stalemate.
I always have to keep the opponent in check. Thank you.