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UTD GM AND IM CHESS INVITATIONALS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Nov 21 2009 (04:53)
I will be reporting on The University of Texas at Dallas tournaments, held November 21-29. Look for my first report on Chess Life Online at the mid-point of the event, and a wrap-up report in Chess Life. Jon Haskel has set up a Web site with pairings. Look for the link that says "UTD Invitational GM & IM Norm Tournaments." MonRoi will provide live coverage of the games.
 
NEWSPAPER CHESS COVERAGE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Nov 19 2009 (09:23)
Living Chess Game posterThe Denton Record-Chronicle covered the upcoming (November 24, 2009) Living Chess Game at the Denton Public Library. The online version does not include the photo at left, which is in the print version of the article with this caption, “Two participants of the Living Chess Game at North Branch Library pose recently in front of a poster advertising their finale at 4 p.m. Tuesday.” The nine-year-old on the right (in black and pink) drew the poster.
 
NOVEMBER PRESENTATIONS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Nov 03 2009 (16:50)

In addition to the November 8 presentation in Coppell, which I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am also presenting about my book Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities at the Texas State Reading Association conference. My presentation, on Friday, November 13, 1:45 to 3 p.m., is listed on page 5 of this .pdf schedule. If you cannot attend either of these, please consider the Living Chess Game performance November 24, 4 p.m., at the North Branch of the Denton Public Library.

Update on my presentations: On November 8, about 70 people attended. Two were from my online classes. Four were from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. They drove from Odessa to hear my talk, then drove back the same day. That's an 11-hour round trip. Most of the attendees were parents and children ages 5-12. On November 13, seven educators (four at the middle school level) attended my talk. At both talks, participants tried activities from my books such as the Eight Queens' problem and the Knight's Tour.

 
JUDGE FOR WOMEN'S BEST GAMES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Oct 07 2009 (05:27)

9 queens is sponsoring three Best Game prizes for the 2009 U.S. Womens Chess Championship. I have been asked to be a Best Games judge because of my books on chess and my winning this tournament 20 years ago. After all the judges votes are totaled, the best game gets $300, second best $200, and third best $100. The tournament is held in St. Louis and I am in Denton, TX. But I follow each round using the Chess Games link at the top of the MonRoi page. The tournament continues through October 13. I have already seen some nice games, and only three rounds have been played so far. If there is a particular game you think I should take another look at, tell me about it in the comments area of this posting.

 
NEWSPAPER CHESS COVERAGE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Oct 06 2009 (06:19)
My local newspaper, The Denton Record-Chronicle, ran a photo on October 6 of my playing chess with one of my Strickland Middle School students. I am currently volunteering teaching a weekly Living Chess Game class at the Denton Public Library. That class will have a performance, free and open to the public, on November 24th at 4 p.m. at the North Branch of the Denton Public Library. I will resume my chess volunteering at Strickland Middle School in spring 2010, and have scheduled the annual Denton ISD middle school tournament for May 1, 2010 at Strickland.
 
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