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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #12 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 06 2012 (09:44)
Dr. Root showed a position from Fischer-Sherwin (U.S. Championship, 1957), which was reprinted in the December 2011 Chess Life on page 43. She explained (and demonstrated) definitions of double check and discovered check. Then students had a choice of whether to solve the Fischer-Sherwin position or four easier discovered checkmate and double checkmate puzzles from her forthcoming book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14. Two students of the 12 chose the easier puzzles. The rest worked on the Fischer combination, with everyone getting at least the first move right.
 
PAN AM COVERAGE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Dec 29 2011 (07:59)

My results article about the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship is posted on Chess Life Online.

 
PAN AM COVERAGE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Dec 29 2011 (07:58)
Follow the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Tournament right here on MonRoi.com. Games are being broadcast live. And also look for my reports on it on Chess Life Online.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Dec 09 2011 (09:04)
Friday, December 9, 2011 was our end-of-the-semester party for Denton High School chess club, as next Friday is early dismissal due to final exams. The party featured food, bughouse, and speed chess games.
 
POWER CHESS FOR KIDS (BOOK REVIEW) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Dec 08 2011 (01:21)
I recommend FM Charles Hertan’s Power Chess for Kids: Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School (New in Chess, 2011). The organization of the book is stellar, the layout is cheerful (with cartoon-style characters), and the material is important for chess improvement. The book is geared toward children that already play chess. In my opinion, readers should wait to purchase this book until they have a USCF rating of 600 or higher. Buying it earlier would lead to frustration, as the book teaches its readers to see 1.5 moves ahead. That is, one side moves (a “power” move such as a capture or a check), the other side recaptures (or moves), and then the first side wins material or checkmates. So if one cannot already see a half move or one move ahead, 1.5 moves ahead will probably be too challenging.

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Dec 02 2011 (09:33)
I reminded students that UT Dallas Chess Coach Rade Milovanovic has chess team members show their games to the rest of the team. The team then comments on and analyzes those games. So I want to do that occasionally in our Denton High School chess club. I showed my win over Julie Wilson (published in Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators) on the Smart Board. The club members followed along on their own sets and boards. I stopped the game a few times for the club members to analyze/predict what should be played next. Afterwards, one of the club members commented, "That was very interesting."
 
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