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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #20 (AND RECENT RESULTS) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Feb 08 2013 (19:34)

Denton HS chess team finished second at Region 3 (1-19-13) and finished first at Region 2 (2-2-13). Denton High School is located in the Texas Chess Association Region 2 so is now the Region 2 chess team champion. Both tournaments were covered by the Denton Record-Chronicle, the local newspaper. In the Region 3 tournament, William was first individual and Luis was tenth individual. Six Denton High School chess players competed. At the Region 2 tournament, three Denton High School players competed. William was second individual, Austin was third individual, and Luis was fourth individual. Alex showed one of his games from the Region 3 tournament. When showing the game on the Smart Board (demonstration board on a screen), he paused it at critical points so his classmates could analyze (on their boards) what should happen next.

 
ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Feb 06 2013 (22:12)

Square of the Pawn for Beginners (20 minutes) and for Intermediate Players (35 minutes)

Chess Etiquette and the Square of the Pawn from Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators.

Because there was more time for their class, Intermediate players got to try both the roles (problem creator and problem solver). Both beginner and intermediate students rotated to others, to try out their problems.

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GREENHILL CHESS #10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Feb 06 2013 (00:04)

Square of the Pawn and Passed Pawns for Beginners and Experienced Players (2 separate groups of 20 minutes each)

Chess Etiquette and the Square of the Pawn, though with just one partner rather than rotating, from Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators.

Discussed passed pawns. Reprise of Battleship Chess from Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators.

K and Pawn on seventh rank versus Q for Advanced Players (20 minutes)

As of the end of last semester, some students could checkmate with a K and Q vs. K others could not. The exercise of K and P on the seventh rank versus K and Q provided new material for all students but also included (inherent in the exercise) a review of checkmating and stalemating positions with K and Q vs. K. The activity is in Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving and is called “Stalemate Surprise.”

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Feb 01 2013 (19:58)

Since the Denton HIgh School students attending this week had not completed Task B from last week, they did so today. Task B: Black pawn on the second rank (vary the file), black king on first rank (in front of black pawn); White K on g5, White Q on g8. White to move and draw or win, depending on what file the black pawn is on.

After students experimented for about 25 minutes, Dr. Root showed the solution. The solution is available in many places, including in the activity "Stalemate Surprise" in Dr. Root's book Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving. 

 
ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Jan 31 2013 (09:41)

January 30, 2013

Queen Day for Beginners (20 minutes)

Explained the Wolf and Sheep Game from Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities. Black queen on d8, White pawns on original squares, White to move. If the pawn promotes (even if captured immediately after) the pawns win. If you are the wolf, you can say "yum" and rub your tummy when you take a pawn. If you are the sheep, remember to say “baah” if your pawn promotes!

Practice: Played Wolf and Sheep with partners.

Voted whether the wolf should win or the sheep should win, both before and after the exercise, and told to practice it at home. Pointed out that a queen is worth 9 pawns. Value is based on mobility. The queen (wolf) should indeed be able to win against the sheep with correct play.

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