Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Sep 05 2011 (22:27)
I am teaching another series of chess classes at the Denton Public Library, North Branch. Classes are for children ages 5-14, start September 16 (2-3:30 p.m.), and run for six Fridays. This series of classes is called Thinking with Chess. The challenges and puzzles in the Thinking with Chess classes emphasize skills important for academics, such as classifying, pattern recognition, decoding, creating, and predicting. Children will try challenges such as "four in a row" and guessing a mystery chessman. They will also solve checkmates in one move. There will be time to play games of chess too. No previous chess experience is required to participate.
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Aug 26 2011 (12:46)
I attended the first meeting of the UT Dallas chess club for 2011-2012. I spoke about the Chess Online courses. There is still time to register, as the courses officially begin October 24. Although many students who take the Chess Online courses are not chess players, each semester I have a handful of chess team members as students too. When chess team members take the courses, they analyze games for their classmates (as suggested by IM Salvijus Bercys.) I enjoyed seeing my former students Bercys, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Cristian Chirila, and FM Tyler Hughes; as well as WFM Saheli Nath, whose research I supervised. I also liked meeting my current student WFM Patrycja Labedz.
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Aug 02 2011 (21:42)
MonRoi Inc is very thankful to Dr. Dirk De Ridder, Chairman of FIDE’s Technical Commission and the Organizing Committee of the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark for assisting a chess player, who we encourage to continue his world travels and chess. We are posting this exchange, in order to aid the tournament organizers, should similar questions ever arise.
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Jul 17 2011 (01:11)
Dr. Alexey Root will present August 13, 2011 at the Denton Writers League. Her topic is "non-fiction writing niches." Her presentation will draw from her own experiences writing about chess and education. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m.