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YURY SHULMAN, CHESS AUTHOR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, May 21 2008 (19:49)
Before I recommend Grandmaster Yury Shulman's book, I congratulate him on his 2008 U.S. Chess Championship. I met Yury when he was a student at The University of Texas at Dallas. He was the chess team captain: intelligent, well-spoken, and interested in helping others. Now Yury has a chess school and has written Shulman, Y.

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NON-RATED CHESS TOURNAMENTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, May 20 2008 (19:23)
Dana Mackenzie asked, after holding a non-rated tournament, “Should I be happy with running the one tournament a year and seeing the kids have a good time? Should I aim higher? Should I steer them into rated tournament chess, and if so, how?” I run one non-rated tournament a year too,

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PANDOLFINI FOR CHESS CLASSES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, May 19 2008 (13:05)

Taking problems from Bruce Pandolfini, Chessercizes, 1991, New York: Fireside and Bruce Pandolfini, Beginning Chess, 1993, New York: Fireside, I developed tactics worksheets for small groups (2-4 students) in my Strickland Middle School classes and my summer chess camps. I group problems by type of tactic. For example, one page of 10 problems might be all forks. At the beginning of class, I define and give one or

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All-Army Championship Ends - Congratulations! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Fri, May 16 2008 (06:36)

Duke imploded against Drake and lost quickly in 22 moves. He recklessly blundered a pawn and the right to castle on move six, which can only be attributed to a classic case of simple oversight. It got worse on move ten when he allowed a knight fork on e6. The game was totally lost at that point. Duke came very close to making the team in his first try. I am sure he will have many chances in the years to come.

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TIM REDMAN, CHESS COLLECTOR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, May 15 2008 (14:12)
Tim RedmanToday I met with Dr. Tim Redman at the Jupiter House, a coffee shop in Denton, Texas. Although we both work for The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), we live about four miles from each other in Denton. Tim had just finished his report, for the July issue of Chess Life, on the Chess Collectors International convention. Tim serves on the board of the U.S. Chess Trust, which has his biographical information here. His book Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference is available from Off Campus Books. Contact store manager Rachel Leeper for a quick response.
 
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