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CHESS BOOK ARRIVES ON CHRISTMAS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Dec 25 2010 (02:03)
Alexey Root holds fifth bookMy fifth chess book, The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14, arrived on my doorstep on Christmas!
 
UTD GM INVITATIONAL, DECEMBER 16-21, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Dec 18 2010 (03:49)
Follow the UTD GM Invitational by logging into the MonRoi Web site! For the morning rounds, I watch the games on MonRoi. I’ve been traveling in person to the evening rounds. My report on the tournament was just published on Chess Life Online.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING FOURTEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Dec 11 2010 (03:45)
At our Denton High School Chess Club meeting on December 10, 2010, three students turned in their forms to participate in the January 15, 2011 Region III chess tournament. Four more promised to get in forms soon. Then club members played a written ladder game. Since 16 attended, eight ladder games began and will finish at our next club meeting on January 7, 2011. More information can be found at the club Web site.
 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS MEETING THIRTEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Dec 03 2010 (13:16)
At our Denton High School Chess Club meeting on December 3, 2010, we discussed participation in the January 15, 2011 Region III chess tournament. Then club secretary William Root gave a lecture on famous chess players followed by a test. The test had positions from the famous players’ games. Students worked in 2-3 person groups on the test’s problems. Information about the tournament, the famous players, and the test can be found in the Handouts section of the club Web site.
 
UNDERGRAD WINS $500 FOR CHESS RESEARCH PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Nov 23 2010 (00:26)
Every fall since 2007, undergraduates at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have submitted proposals for Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards. In 2010, WFM Saheli Nath was one of 46 students who received $500 each for project-related expenses for their research proposals. The students’ faculty sponsors received $300 apiece, also for project-related expenses.

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BOOK REVIEW: CHESS CAMP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Nov 20 2010 (10:14)
Exactly one week after LubbockOnline announced that Texas would include chess in UIL (University Interscholastic League) competition, the three volumes of Chess Camp books arrived in my mailbox. More than 1200 checkmate-in-one problems are included in volumes 2 and 3, beginning with simple mates such as king and queen against king and progressing to checkmates that arise out of common openings. Since the UIL chess competition for younger children will consist of 

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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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