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CHESS MERIT BADGE AT THE NATIONAL SCOUTING MUSEUM PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Aug 28 2016 (09:42)
Dr. Alexey Root taught a Chess merit badge workshop and ran a tournament from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (12-12:30 p.m. lunch break) at the National Scouting Museum. Thirteen Scouts attended. One Scoutmaster adult participated so that the day had an even number.  Requirements were covered but only 10 of the 13 Scouts were able to complete their badge on August 27. The hardest requirements were 5a (explaining four elements of strategy), 5b (explaining five tactics), and 5d (solving five direct-mate problems, which in this case were checkmate-in-one-move problems). The two rook checkmate (5c) was also challenging for some Scouts initially but with repeated instruction and practice everyone did the two-rook checkmate successfully one time before the day's end. Dr. Root used ideas from her book Prepare With Chess Strategy to teach the Scouts.
 
GREENHILL SCHOOL: CHESS AUGUST 1-5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Aug 08 2016 (12:38)

Dr. Root taught eight chess campers, ages 6-8 years old, who had some (but not much) experience at chess, from August 1-5 at Greenhill School. Here are her outlines for each camp day.

Monday:

Classify Challenge, from Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14.

The Knights Can’t Wait, from Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving

Discussion of drills in sports, music, and chess, so campers realize that in all sports/hobbies/games one isolates and practices specific basic skills.

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SIMUL ARTICLE ON CHESSBASE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Jul 31 2016 (08:45)

Dr. Alexey Root wrote an article for ChessBase News on simultaneous chess exhibitions (simuls).

 
DENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY CHESS SIMUL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Jul 30 2016 (16:59)

Dr. Alexey Root gave a simultaneous exhibition (a "simul") at the Denton Public Library, North Branch, Saturday at 2 p.m. Ten players initially faced Dr. Root. After some lost, a total of 18 players participated. Dr. Root won 20 games, as two players played (and lost) twice. She had no draws and no losses. Dr. Root donated one copy of Prepare With Chess Strategy to the Denton Public Library and sold three books to the public. Her toughest game was against a seven-year-old girl. Thanks to Kerol Harrod, librarian, and the Denton Public Library for hosting this event.  45 people came to the event, as there were spectators and family members along with the chess players. The last game finished at about 3:30 p.m., so 1.5 hours for 20 games.

 
CHESS CAMP: MOSAIC WEEK TWO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jul 29 2016 (15:24)
Dr. Alexey Root taught at the Coppell Gifted Association’s MOSAIC from July 25-29, 2016. She had four students from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and a different four students from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All students were entering grades 4-8 this fall, which means that the age range was roughly nine years old to thirteen years old. Because none of the students had been in MOSAIC week one for chess, Dr. Root reused those plans from June 6-10 (see June 10th MonRoi blog posting for those lesson outlines). Since the groups were smaller, giving Dr. Root more one-on-one time to help each student on drills, the students were able to progress further on the basic endgame checkmate drills, with all students mastering up K and Q vs. K and a couple students making it as far as K + B + N vs. K. On the last day (Friday, July 29), Dr. Root played simuls. She lost to one parent-child combination but won the rest of the games and sold two books (donating $2 from each sale to Coppell Gifted Association).
 
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