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After Duck Chess, Exchange with Ducks!

The duck is a blocker: pieces cannot move through or to the square occupied by the duck.  Each turn consists of (a) a move of a chess piece, and (b) a move of the duck.  Most usual chess patterns of thinking are needed intact for Duck Chess (in some variants they are a positive handicap) but the duck adds a pleasing twist.

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Playing chess with pigeons

“Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon; it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.” — Scott D. Weitzenhoffer

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Chess in the Square

Princesshay, Exeter, Sat 3rd August

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Opening Refinements

Just in case you like puzzles:

http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/101-friday-puzzles/

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Chess club chocolates

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Local chessboxing talent

and others at http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/laura-pannack-chess-boxing

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Fun with chess-themed accessories

It’s a snood, apparently.

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