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Alexa Skills: Queen to Queens Level 3

Not exactly the same, multi-level chess game as seen in the Whom Gods Destroy episode of the original Star Trek, but you can finally play chess against Alexa.

Called Blitz Chess, you use voice commands to try and capture Alexa’s king piece. Of course, Alexa is trying to take yours and its all done virtually. My big tip here is that you pull out and setup an actual chess game board and chess pieces to keep track of the action for more authentic action, but also so you don’t have to rely on memorization.

Examples of things you can say…

“Knight to f3”
“Long Castle”
“Rook b takes e1”

Where to get it: You can locate the Blitz Chess Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Blitz Chess

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Echo Show, Echo Look, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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