May 24

Chess tournament

As you know I competed in a chess tournament, here is how I went. I won 5 out of 7 games beating the player with the highest rating, which was almost double mine. I got distinction which meant I finished in the top 10% of players in my region. it was run by chess kids at Kerrimuir primary school. My school was in division B, as a school we came equal 5th with 14 1/2 points. In the B division I got a medal for being the most improved player in the B division with my rating going up by 50 points, meaning my rating is over 400.

May 11

Ernest Rutherford

Born: 30/8/1870 at Spring Grove, New Zealand

Died: 19/10/1937 at Cambridge, United Kingdom at the age of 66

He was a physicist. He went to Canterbury college and Nelson collegiate school. He is famous for splitting the atom. He won the 1908 Nobel prize in chemistry. He was the 4th of 12 children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Rutherford

May 4

Chess

Chess is a two person game with 64 squares, 32 dark and 32 light in an 8 by 8 array. The vertical column going from one player to the other are known as files and the rows are called ranks. It originated around 600 AD. A chess game starts with 32 pieces,  which are split into two sets, 16 white pieces  and 16 black pieces.  Each se contains a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Lots of people are now playing chess on their device against their device. there are still tournaments though. Magnus Carlsen from Norway is the currently the worlds best male chess player and Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine is currently the worlds best female chess player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2

Fun facts

Hi guys,

From today forward I am going to be posting random facts at random times. Here is the first fun fact. Did you know when hippos are upset their sweat turns red? Do you have any fun facts?

 

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus