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GREENHILL CHESS #11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Feb 11 2014 (23:58)

Dr. Alexey Root taught how pawns move and capture to the beginners at Greenhill School. She did not cover en passant. Then the beginners played the Pawn Game from Dr. Root’s book Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving. For the intermediate and advanced groups, Dr. Root had the students play Battleship Chess, a drill from her first book Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators.

 
THINKING WITH CHESS: FREE SEMINARS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 31 2014 (23:25)

Dr. Alexey Root is presenting two free seminars, sponsored by the Texas Chess Association, at the State Scholastic in Houston Feb. 8 and 9. The seminars are at 12:45 each day and in room 329. Ten participants in each seminar will each win a free copy of Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 31 2014 (19:17)

Dr. Alexey Root showed the video of Bill Gates losing to Magnus Carlsen. Then the Denton High School chess club students analyzed the game in pairs to figure out where White’s mistakes were. Then Dr. Root led a whole class discussion which included points from the Chess Improver blog posting about this game.

 
ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Jan 29 2014 (23:08)

Dr. Alexey Root had each group (beginner, intermediate, advanced) work on worksheets and basic endgame checkmates while she tested one or two students at a time on basic endgame checkmates (such as king and queen vs. king). The worksheets for the beginners and intermediates were from Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. The advanced students solved checkmates in one from kidchess.com.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 24 2014 (20:09)

Eleven students attended Denton High School chess club on Friday, January 24, 2014. Eight students solved the “three-on-three” pawn problem from Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving then played chess for fun. Three students went across the hall to train for the State tournament, coming up Feb. 8-9. 2014.

 
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