White to move and win the pawn game.View Answer
Move the g2 pawn to g3, once this happens, black must make a move. There are limited moves that black can make, and any move will result in a loss. If black moves e6-e5, the white pawn on f4 captures the black pawn now on e5 and creates a passed pawn. A passes pawn is a pawn that is beyond capture from any of his opponent’s pawns. After this white simply keeps moving the passed pawn forward and creating the win.Close Answer
Tarkington School of Excellence"Pilar is a very hard working second grade student who does well in all subjects. During chess lessons she has usually been pretty quiet and I haven't given her as much attention as I would like. Last week we learned to move the queen. She looked especially bored. When it was time to play some practice games, Pilar didn't have a partner. I decided to play her. She started countering most of my moves, and also built up an amazing wall of pawns. It lasted at least a half hour. This was a great case of the teacher getting schooled. Don’t forget we are lifelong learners. It also helps to understand the importance of individualizing instruction and properly assessing our students.”
Lincoln ElementaryChad is an extremely bright Third Grader here at Lincoln School. When we began First Move, he would ask every day if he was going to receive his chess set to take home. I explained that he would be getting the set after our class had learned about all the pieces and how they moved. But he still continued to ask every week! Chad's father is sick at home and he wanted to bring his chess set home to play with his dad. Chess is much more than a game. It is about positive socialization, displaying manners, and enabling a higher order thinking process. It also is an escape for a lot of kids. Thank you for letting us bring this into Chad's life.
Donnelly ElementaryCaleb is in his second year with the First Move chess program. He has an excellent grasp of the strategies of the game. He uses his knowledge to assist other students. On Saturday Jan 31 he entered the 2009 SOUTHWEST IDAHO SCHOLASTIC NOVICE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. Caleb won every game he played and so earned the 1st place trophy in the 3rd Grade division. He was polite, respectful, and a good sport in every game he played. I am proud of his ability, his generosity in sharing his skills and his good sportsmanship.