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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #24 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 25 2011 (08:41)
Small attendance at the Friday chess club on March 25, 2011 due to many conflicting events for the Denton High School students, though there was a record 33% female attendance (2 of the 6 students attending were female). Some ladder games were played and analyzed; we’ll try again for ladder games next week.
 
BARNES AND NOBLE CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Mar 21 2011 (05:46)
Barnes & Noble chess in education photoThe chess event at Barnes & Noble on March 19 was a success. About 25 people visited the chess tables staffed by Denton High School chess club officers. The officers taught activities from my books or played full games. I sold a couple of my books from my author’s signing table. Simon Halipir (photo by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) took my favorite photo of the event. There was also a photo in one of the Denton Record-Chronicle's preview articles about the event.
 
CHESS LIFE ONLINE ON DENTON HIGH SCHOOL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Mar 14 2011 (00:20)
Chess Life Online today (March 14) ran my story about the upcoming Barnes & Noble Chess in Education event featuring the Denton High School chess club officers and me http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11093/319/
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #23: PRINCIPAL VISITS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 11 2011 (22:25)

Denton High School Principal Darrell Muncy visited chess club on Friday, March 11. He was just in time to try on our new chess club T-shirts, designed by chess club member MariPen. Next week, during spring break, the club officers and I will host a chess in education event at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Denton.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING TWENTY TWO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 04 2011 (12:47)
On Friday, March 4, only five students attended, due to a tennis tournament and Calculus Bowl being held at the same time. Nevertheless, it was a productive chess club meeting. I worked with two students on the "king and pawn versus king win" from People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess while two other students completed a ladder game. When the fifth student arrived, he helped the two groups solve the Eight Queens problem featured in my book Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving.
 
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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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