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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #24 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 25 2011 (08:41)
Small attendance at the Friday chess club on March 25, 2011 due to many conflicting events for the Denton High School students, though there was a record 33% female attendance (2 of the 6 students attending were female). Some ladder games were played and analyzed; we’ll try again for ladder games next week.
 
BARNES AND NOBLE CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Mar 21 2011 (05:46)
Barnes & Noble chess in education photoThe chess event at Barnes & Noble on March 19 was a success. About 25 people visited the chess tables staffed by Denton High School chess club officers. The officers taught activities from my books or played full games. I sold a couple of my books from my author’s signing table. Simon Halipir (photo by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) took my favorite photo of the event. There was also a photo in one of the Denton Record-Chronicle's preview articles about the event.
 
CHESS LIFE ONLINE ON DENTON HIGH SCHOOL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Mar 14 2011 (00:20)
Chess Life Online today (March 14) ran my story about the upcoming Barnes & Noble Chess in Education event featuring the Denton High School chess club officers and me http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11093/319/
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #23: PRINCIPAL VISITS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 11 2011 (22:25)

Denton High School Principal Darrell Muncy visited chess club on Friday, March 11. He was just in time to try on our new chess club T-shirts, designed by chess club member MariPen. Next week, during spring break, the club officers and I will host a chess in education event at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Denton.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING TWENTY TWO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Mar 04 2011 (12:47)
On Friday, March 4, only five students attended, due to a tennis tournament and Calculus Bowl being held at the same time. Nevertheless, it was a productive chess club meeting. I worked with two students on the "king and pawn versus king win" from People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess while two other students completed a ladder game. When the fifth student arrived, he helped the two groups solve the Eight Queens problem featured in my book Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING TWENTY ONE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Feb 26 2011 (03:06)
On Friday, February 25, 2011, I divided the Denton High School chess club students into four teams of three students for two games of team chess. Here’s some more information on how to implement team chess, which I first learned about at Jim Liptrap’s Klein Chess Camp (where it had previously been introduced by Brownsville chess coach J.J. Guajardo). Summary: A two- to three-person student team consults at their analysis board. Then one

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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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