|ST. VINCENT'S CHESS #9|
|Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Nov 13 2013 (21:55)|
For the beginner and intermediate groups at St. Vincent's School, Dr. Alexey Root taught the Create challenge from Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. In the Create challenge, children cooperatively create a 10-move chess game that includes three en passant captures. Both groups notated their games.
In the advanced group, students tried the Philidor rook and pawn vs. rook ending. Then Dr. Root taught the ending and showed how it can simplify to last week’s king and pawn versus king draw. Then students practiced it again, with what they learned from Dr. Root.