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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 27 2012 (14:13)
Today Dr. Alexey Root showed a notated game played last week between two Denton High School students. Dr. Root stopped the game at various points so that chess club members, following along on their own boards, could figure out the best move or best plan. 
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Jan 22 2012 (23:20)
At the club meeting on Friday, January 20, Denton High School chess club members played notated games with each other. For the last 15 minutes of class, Dr. Root showed one of those games to the class, using the demonstration board. She pointed out good moves and mistakes. The students followed along on their own chess boards. Dr. Root had them pause at four different positions to find the best move.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Jan 13 2012 (09:28)
The thirteenth Denton High School chess club meeting of the 2011-2012 school year fell on Friday the thirteenth. At the meeting, I introduced progressive chess. Lior Lapid mentioned that chess variant to me at the Second Koltanowski International Conference on Chess and Education. In progressive chess, White moves once, Black moves twice, White moves three times, Black moves four times, and so forth. I showed the game White: e4 Black: c5 Nc6 White to move and win in three moves. One student found the Scholar’s Mate solution. Then we played progressive chess, which was fun and forced us to think several moves ahead.
 
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.
 
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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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