Chess Player Scout Interest Badge
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- Discuss with the examiner in detail all the fundamental laws of chess, including the moves of each piece; setting up the chessboard for a game; conditions of checkmate; conditions for a draw (with or without stalemate); castling on both sides; en passant; taking of pieces; and order of moves.
- Discuss the relative values of pieces with the examiner.
- Demonstrate how checkmate can be obtained by
- King and 1 Rook
- King and 2 Rooks
- King and 2 Bishops
- King and Queen
- King and Pawn.
- Demonstrate the recordings of a chess game during play using either of the recognised notations. Show how an unfinished game is recorded for future play. Know the following symbols
- Castling on the King's side
- Castling on the Queen’s side
- Good move
- Poor move
- List the last 5 World Chess Champions and discuss with the examiner the following points:
- Their favourite openings
- Their favourite defences
- Where they won their titles, against whom they played and to whom they lost their titles.
- Teach a beginner the fundamental rules of chess and 3 recognised openings.
- Solve any 3 chess problems set by the examiner or play 3 games against the examiner.
Requirements in PDF