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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK THIRTEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Apr 14 2010 (02:47)

Last week (12th time I met with chess club) was our match with Sanger. For week thirteen, April 13, I congratulated the six boys and one girl who came to chess club on on our win the previous week. (Five of them had been part of that winning effort). Then I pointed out one area where we could have improved: Basic Checkmates (endgame mates with major pieces). One of our players stalemated with two queens against a lone king. Another of our players checkmated with a king and queen against a king, but it took a while. So for week thirteen trainers worked with trainees on basic checkmates. I tested each student individually about how many moves it took them to get to a checkmate from a starting position. The starting positions are listed in my book People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess. But, to give you an idea, how many moves would it take you or your student to checkmate when white starts with a K on h1, Q on a1, and black has a K on d5 (white to move)?

 
STRICKLAND CHECKMATES SANGER PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Apr 06 2010 (18:49)
But, before I tell how many checkmates we inflicted on Sanger Middle School, here’s a brief recap of my Strickland chess club lesson plans for weeks ten through twelve. On March 9, week 10, we had only three students so we played bughouse. (I played too, to make it four players). On March 16, there was no chess due to Spring Break. On March 23, I was not there since I was presenting at UTD. March 30, week 11, was the after-school talent show, when two of our chess students performed Anthem from the musical Chess, another chess student was

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WATCH LIVE CHESS GAMES from the 2010 Grand Pacific Open Chess Championship! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark S. Dutton, International Arbiter on Sat, Apr 03 2010 (09:42)
WATCH LIVE CHESS GAMES from the 2010 Grand Pacific Open Chess Championship!
http://monroi.com/watch/?tnm_id=1366

Round 2: 12 Noon PST 3 PM EST

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2010 Grand Pacific Open Chess Championship Schedule
Grand Pacific Open April 2 - 5 2010

LIVE BROADCAST AT MONROI

http://monroi.com/2010-grand-pacific...ship-home.html


Sections: Open (FIDE and CFC rated); U1400 (CFC rated)

Round Times

Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 2nd;
Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 3rd;
Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 4th;
Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 5th

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2010 Grand Pacific Open Chess Championship Schedule

4TH Annual Grand Pacific Open April 2 - 5, 2010



Sections: Open (FIDE and CFC rated); U1400 (CFC rated)



Round Times Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 2nd; Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 3rd; Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 4th; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 5th



TD Mark S. Dutton, IA



Victoria Chess Challenge (Grade K-12) April 2 10am - 4pm, G25min+5 sec increment, 5 round swiss or round robin, medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd each grade K-12. Open to Out of Region players including US and International. Top players will qualify for BC Chess Challenge (BC residents only). TD Elliot Raymer

Grand Pacific Active April 2 12 noon - 4pm, G25min+5 sec increment, 4 round swiss, medals 1st, 2nd, 3rd ?12 years >12years and ? 60 years TD Elliot Raymer

Midnight Blitz April 3 10pm or ASAP to 11:45, G5min, 5 double round swiss, 1st $50, U1700 $25, U1200 $25 TD Elliot Raymer

Grand Pacific Bughouse April 5 2pm - 4pm, G5min, 5 round swiss TD Elliot Raymer



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CHESS CHILD: ROBSON BIOGRAPHY PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robson on Sat, Mar 27 2010 (14:26)

CHESS CHILD

 The Story of Ray Robson, America's Youngest Grandmaster

You can learn more about Ray and find the book at

www.RayRobson.com

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FORMER CHESS ONLINE STUDENT STARTS CHESS CLUB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Mar 25 2010 (15:25)
My former Chess Online student Kathy De La Torre emailed me recently. Since receiving her Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, she has “been employed full time with the RISD for the past two school years as a 4th grade Reading/L.A. teacher. This year, with the full support of the principal, we have begun a chess club on campus. We currently meet every other Wednesday, and have had great turn out each and every week with an average of 35 students. We held our first tournament on Wednesday, March 24, the 1st Annual Jess Harben Chess Club Tournament.” Congrats to Kathy for putting what she learned in my online courses to work at her Richardson I.S.D.school!
 
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