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GREENHILL CHESS #4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Oct 09 2012 (20:17)

Basic Endgame Checkmates

Asked students what they remembered about last week's Wolf and Sheep. Pointed out that a queen is worth 9 pawns. Value is based on mobility. The queen (wolf) should indeed be able to win against the sheep with correct play.

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #6 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Oct 05 2012 (19:51)

On October 5, 2012, Dr. Alexey Root taught the Game Theory Challenge, a castling exercise from her forthcoming book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. Some students also played notated games, with chess clocks, in preparation for our forthcoming tournament on October 13.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Oct 02 2012 (19:01)

Before I began teaching each group, I reminded students to raise their hands to contribute answers. Each group spent about 15 minutes with me. When not with me, each group played chess games supervised by the Chess Program Director.

Queen Day

Explained the Wolf and Sheep activity from Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities. Had students vote about whether they wanted me to

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Sep 29 2012 (07:29)

On September 28, 2012, Dr. Alexey Root taught the Scholar’s Mate Activity from her book Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities to 16 students. There was also time to finish games left over from last week and play new games. After Denton High School chess club, 15 students, Mr. Mueller, and Dr. Root attended a social gathering hosted by our chess club’s historian’s family.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Sep 25 2012 (20:17)

Before I began teaching each group, I reminded students to raise their hands to contribute answers. Each group spent about 15 minutes with me. When not with me, each group played chess games supervised by the Chess Program Director.

Bishop Day for Beginners

Let’s try to move a bishop from one location to another in the fewest

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 21 2012 (20:56)

For Denton High School Chess Club on Friday, September 21, those who will be competing in the Scott Watson tournament on October 13 played a G/30 notated game. Everyone else played for fun or learned basic endgame checkmates (such as king and queen versus queen) from Dr. Root. 16 students attended.

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

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