Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scholar’s Mate

Are you a chess enthusiast?  If you are, I know you’ve heard of this one.  The Scholar’s Mate is achieved though the following moves:
1. e4 e5
2. Qh5 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6??
4. Qxf7#

This is more commonly called as “Four-move Checkmate”. 

Why am I telling you this?  Because we have a Chess Tournament here in our company.  And the organizer asked me if I wanted to join the tournament.  I laughed out loud.  Why again?  One of my college PEs is Chess (in UPLB, you get to choose 4 types of Physical Education Class, PE1: The Lecture, PE2, 3, and 4 – are sports activities).  Being a lampa, I chose Chess, Bridge (a card game), and T'ai chi ch'uan (Chinese Martial arts). 

One of the requirements for me to pass the Chess class is by joining a tournament.  My Chess professor has only one requirement in this tournament, not by being a champion, but you shouldn't be checkmated in less than 10 moves.

Well, no more explaining to do.  In my 3rd game, I was trapped by my opponent in the Scholar’s Mate.  She tried to stand up and to shout that she won by 4 moves.  Those sitting beside her stopped her as they told her I will fail this subject. 

Kaloka di ba?  And my colleagues want me to join the Chess Tournament.  Hahaha, baka magkaround 2 ung four moves checkmate ko L

Photo from Wikipedia


  1. ay! ganyan pala ang interpretation ng chess moves? hehe. now i know. i read it in a romance novella kasi tapos dinedma ko lang kasi hindi ko alam how to interpret it. :)

    1. its the boxes, girl. it has numbers and letters na corresponding sa boxes ng chess. kaloka my Chess prowess no? LOL


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