Sunday, February 15, 2009

Probably Got Nothing To Do With Chess III

Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.

Or so it says here.


Anonymous said...

Here is a quote off Malorie Blackman's website :

The book is called Checkmate because I wanted to have a number of confrontations taking place - the two major ones are between Jude (Callum's brother) and Jasmine (Sephy's mum) and between Sephy and her daughter, Callie Rose. I wanted a sense of tactics and strategy and final chances in these confrontations. And I thought Checkmate would sum up the fact that once the game has been played there would be winners and losers and a time to reflect and learn and hopefully move forward.

ejh said...

Is that what we do after being checkmated then? Personally, I usually sulk.

Here's another checkmate trilogy....

Anonymous said...

I get the majority of my knowledge
of Endgames and Openings at home
and the majority of my knowledge
of the Middle game from the games
I play.I would think that this is true of a lot of players.

Therefore I would say Practice Endgames as much as possible.