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Chess at Blackbutt State School

Year 6 students Declan Cogger, left, and Mathew McAuliffe check out the chess scene.
Check out the chess scene, a new craze that is sweeping Blackbutt State School.
The Year 6 class has discovered the thrills and spills of chess, with Checkmate being the trickiest move to win.
It is the game position in chess in which a player's king is threatened with capture and there is no way to remove the threat – it’s called being in check. Checkmating the opponent wins the game.
In chess the king is never actually captured, with the game ending as soon as the king is checkmated.
The Year 6 students are holding a class-wide chess tournament during lunch breaks with prizes for first, second and third.
They will then move on to running a Year 4-6 chess competition.
There will be beginner chess lessons for junior students on Mondays at first break, Tuesdays at second break and Wednesdays at both lunch breaks.