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ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 02 2014 (19:22)

For April 2, St. Vincent’s chess students met in the Parish Hall for "bughouse." Dr. Root had four students demonstrate how bughouse is played while other students gathered around to watch. Dr. Root also provided a poster with rules and verbal explanations of those rules. Then she created balanced teams. That is, a student in the advanced class was assigned a beginner as a partner. Students in the intermediate class paired with each other. The rules for bughouse are in People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 01 2014 (19:20)

Greenhill chess students tried the "Choices" challenge from Dr. Alexey Root’s sixth book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. The challenge teaches pawn promotion and gives checkmating practice. It’s also fun for children because they get to roll dice!

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 28 2014 (18:56)
The six high school students attending Denton High School chess club today played chess games for fun. Dr. Alexey Root continued her game from last week against two students.
 
GREENHILL CHESS #16 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Mar 26 2014 (13:49)

Dr. Alexey Root taught the en passant rule using material from Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators to all three groups at Greenhill School. The beginners then paired up to play Pawn Games and raised their hands when en passant opportunities arose in their games. The intermediate and advanced students created challenges where the last move was pawn takes pawn en passant checkmate. The advanced students additionally played Pawn Games where they raised hands if en passant captures arose.

 
ROOT'S CHESS BOOKS AT LIBRARY CONFERENCE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Mar 23 2014 (09:07)

Dr. Alexey Root will be signing her books about chess in education (and libraries!) at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Look for Alexey Root in the exhibit hall in the ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited booths, 2122 and 2123, on Thursday, April 10. A complete list of authors at the conference can be found at this link.

Dr. Root hopes to see you in San Antonio!

 
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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

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