Interesting questions as we examine this chess game:
How many players were there?
Can you describe the last move made using a standard chess notation format?
Did Stuart lose his Queen?
And … finally (with apologies for the pun) …
Does Claire have anything left to pawn?
She didn’t mind at all that Stuart invited friends to the house when he got in a mood for a game. But tonight was different. His guest for the evening was Claire, an attractive woman he’d met at work. Stuart was quite oblivious to this femme fatale, but Charlotte read right through her fake smile and polite nod. Charlotte found a corner in the adjoining room and waited.
It wasn’t long before Claire made her move. Charlotte’s instincts had been spot on. Claire had slipped between the game table and Stuart’s chair and was leaning in toward him, to his horror, when Charlotte rushed into the parlor to thwart her advances.
“I believe this is what you call a ‘Checkmate’. Am I…
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