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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.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING TWENTY ONE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Feb 26 2011 (03:06)
On Friday, February 25, 2011, I divided the Denton High School chess club students into four teams of three students for two games of team chess. Here’s some more information on how to implement team chess, which I first learned about at Jim Liptrap’s Klein Chess Camp (where it had previously been introduced by Brownsville chess coach J.J. Guajardo). Summary: A two- to three-person student team consults at their analysis board. Then one

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CHESS RATINGS RISE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Feb 19 2011 (12:16)
Today five Denton High School chess club members participated in the high school open section of the Region II tournament at Fort Worth Academy. All club members will see their USCF ratings rise, which indicates they’re improving from the Region III tournament they played in last month at Lovejoy High School. Also, Denton High School took first place team and first, third (tiebreak; was tied for second), and fourth place individual trophies.
 
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