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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 07 2012 (19:15)
For the September 7, 2012 meeting, the first general meeting of the 2012-2013 academic year, 12 students showed up. They paired up to play casual games, renew acquaintances, and meet new members. Dr. Alexey Root announced the October 13 Scott Watson Memorial Chess Tournament, November 16 visit to UT Dallas and Dallas Chess Club, Bronco night/Open House (including possible T-shirt sales), and the on-going Monday night chess club (North Branch Library). Secretary William Root announced that he is continuing to teach chess lessons on Sundays at the North Branch Library. Chess Club sponsor Fred Mueller was applauded for securing vans from the DHS principal for the October 13 and November 16 trips.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Aug 31 2012 (18:38)

For the first meeting of the Denton High School chess club for 2012-2013, on August 31, the club’s five officers met with sponsor Fred Mueller and volunteer coach Alexey Root. We discussed finances, wrote thank you letters to donors, reviewed our fall 2012 tournament schedule, and planned publicity. The first general meeting for this academic year is Friday, September 7, 2012.

 
UT DALLAS CHESS CAMPS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Jul 03 2012 (06:18)

I am teaching July 9-13 (mornings) at the UT Dallas Chess Camp. (My name is Alexey Root and I am a WIM, which means Woman International Master). The camps also have a GM (Valentin Iotov), an IM (Rade Milovanovic), and another WIM (Cheradee Camacho) as teachers, in addition to Rheanna English, David Phillips, and Julie Blasingame. The camp director is Jim Stallings, head of the UT Dallas Chess Program. If your child is between 7 and 13, sign up for July 9-13 or July 16-20. I also taught at this camp last month (June 2012) and last year (June 2011).

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #28 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, May 18 2012 (08:04)

For the last meeting of the year, Denton High School chess club students ate and played bughouse. Bughouse is a chess variant. Since 15 attended, there were three bughouse games (12 players), one regular chess game (2 players), and one substitute when a spot opened in one of the games.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #27 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, May 11 2012 (10:23)

Denton High School chess club sponsor Fred Mueller ran the elections today. Prospective officers for 2012-2013 made speeches, votes were taken, and the new officers are Luis (President), Alex (Vice President), William (Secretary), Dimitrios (Treasurer), and Will (Historian). Then students played touch move chess with clocks, to get ready for the May 19 tournament at North Branch Library in Denton. If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton area, please contact me for entry fee information for this event.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #26 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, May 04 2012 (08:27)
Denton High School chess club sponsor Fred Mueller ran nominations for next week’s election. Chess Club Secretary William presented the ending of the last game of the 1927 World Championship match between Alekhine and Capablanca.The starting position (Black to move) was White: Pawns f2, g3, h4, a5, Kg2, Rd4 Black: Pawns h6, g6, f7, Kg7, Rf6. William gave principles for playing the position and called on his fellow students for moves.
 
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