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UTD 12.5; UB 3.5 IN TRANSATLANTIC CUP MATCH PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Oct 30 2008 (22:57)

On Halloween The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) defeated the University of Belgrade (UB) 12.5 to 3.5 in the third annual Transatlantic Cup match. The match started late, because University of Belgrade had already switched to standard time. So 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST, i.e. UTD time) was perceived to be 11:30 a.m. by UB. Nevertheless, dignitaries were present at both UTD (such as Undergraduate Dean Michael Coleman) and at UB (GM Svetozar Gligoric) to make ceremonial opening moves for the 16-board match by 1:15 p.m. CST. Games were played via the Internet Chess Club. To view the games, log in to your account and type "fi UTDUB". Several of my current and former students spectated at, or played in, the chess match today. Also present were the UTD cheerleaders and the mascot, Temoc.

 
2008 WORLD CHESS CHAMPION - ANAND VISHY PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Thu, Oct 30 2008 (08:44)

 

The World Chess Championship took place from October 14 – 29, 2008, in the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Germany. The match was won by the reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India, who thus retains his title. Anand beat the Challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia by a score of 6.5:2.5.

 

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CHESS JOKES PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Thu, Oct 23 2008 (14:10)


"I've created a chess program that mimics human play" said the computer science major. "So it plays at GM level then?" asks the advising professor. "No, but it does blame its loss on outside conditions!"


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GUESS THE CHESS COVER MODEL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Oct 22 2008 (17:34)

My third book will be published in March of 2009. Go to http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=9781591587545 

Then look at the cover for Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities. If you recognize the cover model with the green shirt, which avid MonRoi blog readers should be able to do, please put his name in the Comments section for this blog posting.

 
CHESS LIFE, BREAKING DAWN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Oct 10 2008 (10:17)
At the beginning of August, I piggy-backed my own book signing onto that of the best-seller Breaking Dawn (Stephenie Meyer), because that book has a chess queen and pawn on its cover. Chess Life has now published my article about that book launch evening (have to register to read full article). Part of my article reads, "At the mall entrance, I had a book signing for my own two books, Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators and Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving." See my books at here and here.  
 
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