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SPICE CUP and TWO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Sep 27 2008 (23:43)
Right now, September 27-28, 2008, I am playing in the Texas Women's Open (TWO). I used a MonRoi for the first time yesterday (in rounds 2 and 3). MonRoi was a really easy and fun way to keep a record of my games. You can watch my games by going to

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OKLAHOMA SCHOLASTIC CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Sep 21 2008 (00:35)
I just returned from Encyclo-Media. My publisher, Libraries Unlimited, paid for my trip there. I spent most of my time on both days (Thursday and Friday) at my publisher's booth. The booth started with 20 copies of Children and Chess, 20 copies of Science, Math, Checkmate, and 20 chess sets/boards ordered from American Chess Equipment. Buyers got a free chess set and chess board if they purchased one or two books. At

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2008 WOMEN’s WORLD CHESS CHAMPION- ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Thu, Sep 18 2008 (23:24)


GM Alexandra Kosteniuk drew in the fourth game of the 2008 World Chess Championship finals with WGM Yifan Hao of China to win the coveted diamond studded crown and a prize money of $60,000. Number one world ranked women’s chess player GM Judith Polgar of Hungary, number three GM Jun Xie of China, and number seven IM Marie Sebag of France did not participate, while number two world ranked women’s chess player GM Koneru Humpy of India and number six GM Pia Cramling of Sweden lost in semi-finals.

 

Kosteniuk became the first Russian to win the title in almost 45 years after Elisabeth Bykova held it from 1958 to 1962. Alexandra is a chess Grandmaster with a FIDE rating of 2510, presently ranked tenth in the women chess world, according to FIDE’s July rating list.

 

Alexandra Kosteniuk

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CHESS ADVISORY STUDENTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Sep 16 2008 (23:01)
Although there are officially 21 students in Strickland Middle School chess advisory, three of those had a grade below 70 on their 3-week progress report. So I am starting chess advisory with 18 students. Of those, eight are returning students from

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STRICKLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Sep 10 2008 (14:30)
I will be volunteering as a chess teacher at Strickland Middle School (SMS). Chess will be held during advisory period, 1:10-1:55 p.m. every day, starting next week.

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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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