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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Nov 30 2012 (19:57)

Students reviewed their games from the November 16, 2012 Dallas Chess Club Friday night G/30 tournament. Then Dr. Alexey Root announced an upcoming tournament that Denton High School students could travel to as individuals and three tournaments that Denton High School chess club will travel to as a team. Those three team events are Region 3 on January 19 (held at UT Dallas), Region 2 on February 2 (held at Hidden Lakes Elementary in Keller)….and SuperNationals V on April 5-7! For SuperNationals V, we will likely take only five students. All students were told to start training hard at chess now. A round robin tournament to determine who will go to SuperNationals V will be scheduled for Fridays during late January and early February.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #12 (UT DALLAS, DALLAS CHESS CLUB) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Nov 17 2012 (13:27)

Twelve Denton High School chess players, sponsor Fred Mueller, and volunteer chess coach Alexey Root visited the opening ceremony Fall 2012 UTD GM Invitational. The games are available, live, at MonRoi. The tournament runs from November 16-20 and Alexey Root will cover it for Chess Life magazine. The most spectacular part of the opening ceremony was the two game, two-minute match between Alexander Onischuk and Valentin Yotov. Onischuk won the Richardson Cup, winning both games. Speeches were made by Richardson Mayor Pro Tem Laura Maczka and John Jacobs, Sr. the Vice President of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. After a stop for dinner, the Denton High School chess group continued to Dallas Chess Club where most of the students participated in the Friday night four-round tournament.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Nov 13 2012 (21:57)

Today was the awards day for the 10-week Greenhill School chess class. (I taught 9 of the 10 sessions). Director Cathleen Garcia handed out awards. I presented her with a copy of my sixth book Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. I also had all six of my books on display for parents and children. Greenhill School chess will resume February 5, 2013.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Nov 09 2012 (19:52)

At Denton High School chess club today, Club President Luis G. showed a game that he won at the Scott Watson Memorial Tournament. Luis paused the game at several points so that pairs of his fellow chess club members could analyze those positions. Alexey Root, volunteer chess coach, and Fred Mueller, chess club sponsor, made announcements about the trip next week (November 16) to the UT Dallas Grandmaster Invitational and Dallas Chess Club.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #8 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Nov 06 2012 (20:47)
Dr. Alexey Root taught bughouse, from People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess. Luckily, the number of children (24) was divisible by 4, allowing for six bughouse tables. After playing two games against the same team (switching who played who for the second game), each team took on a new team. Not all games finished at the same pace, though. One set of teams was still on game one while the fastest team managed to play at five or six games against three different teams. After the chess sets and boards were put away, there was time for chess Simon Says, from The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #10 AND SPECIAL EVENTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Nov 03 2012 (19:18)

At Denton High School Chess Club on Friday, November 2, 2012, Dr. Alexey Root taught an activity about Space. Mr. Fred Mueller, the club sponsor, left to pick up the club T-shirts. After he returned, Dr. Root had the students pose with Mr. Mueller for a photo. Just before taking the photo, Dr. Root announced she had a surprise for Mr. Mueller. She presented him with her latest book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. The book is dedicated to Mr. Mueller, which surprised and delighted him and the chess club members. After chess club on Friday, six chess club volunteers and Alexey Root traveled to the Lewisville, TX Barnes & Noble to play chess against the public and for Dr. Root to have a book signing for her new book and for People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess. Saturday, Dr. Root, Mr. Mueller, and nine Denton High School volunteers participated in International Games Day @ Your Library. At the Lewisville and Denton Public Library events, Denton High School chess players interacted with many people of all ages.

 
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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)



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