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BIRTHDAY CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Jul 07 2009 (05:22)
Julia Jones post mortem chessOne way to celebrate your birthday with friends is to have a party at your local chess club. On July 6th at Denton Chess Club, we sang happy (18th) birthday to Julia Jones. Julia is pictured in the blue shirt in the photo. Julia will be one of the TX representatives at the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (July 26-31 at Texas Tech). Then she joins the student body at The University of Texas at Brownsville as a freshman on a chess scholarship. Congrats, Julia!
 
TEACHING CHESS COURSES THIS SUMMER PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, May 27 2009 (04:47)
On June 8-12, and again on August 3-7, I will teach chess to students who will enter grades 4-8 in the fall of 2009. The courses are part of MOSAIC. Find MOSAIC information by searching the Internet for the Coppell Gifted Association Web site. Students can sign up for chess or for a myriad of other courses (such as Puppetry, Calligraphy, Building Structures, etc.).
 
PEER-REVIEWED CHESS ARTICLE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, May 08 2009 (17:06)
Publication in peer-reviewed journals is the gold standard of academic respectability. I have an article in the current issue of TEMPO, the peer-reviewed journal of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Here is the citation and a description: Root, A. W. (2009, spring). Checkmating advisory and summer boredom. Tempo, 29(2), 10-14. This article describes the evolution of Strickland Middle School (SMS) advisory (2005-2009), from study halls for all to enrichment advisory options, including chess, for capable students. Dr. Root also lists chess activities and chess equipment used at SMS and at MOSAIC (Coppell Gifted Association summer courses). For my next article for TEMPO, I will share how gifted and talented teachers use chess in their classrooms. If you teach gifted-and-talented students, and would like to share your chess-in-the-classroom story, please email me, Dr. Alexey Root, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
ALL-GIRLS NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, Apr 27 2009 (17:45)

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On Sunday, April 26, I visited the 2009 All-Girls National Chess Championships, held at the Hyatt Regency Reunion in downtown Dallas. My photo essay, which is linked to the tournament results, was posted April 27 on the Chess Life Online Web site. The South Texas Chess Center ran the chess bookstore at the tournament. Thanks to its proprietor Dan DeLeon for buying a copy of my third book Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities.

 
CHESS PROGRAM POSTER PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, Apr 23 2009 (17:27)
Alexey Root and Bayaraa ZorigtBayaraa Zorigt participated in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition on April 23rd. I am her faculty advisor. Her poster showed some aspects of the UTD Chess Program, such as the Chess Online courses.
 
UTD CHESS CLUB: SENIORS, GRUBBS AWARD, ARCHIVES, ELECTIONS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Apr 17 2009 (18:13)

chess seniors graduating UTDFriday, April 17th, I attended the last UTD Chess Club meeting of the semester. I will miss the graduating seniors, pictured in this photo.  Back row (left to right): IM John Bartholomew, FM Keaton Kiewra, IM Davorin Kuljasevic, IM Marko Zivanic

Front row (left to right) GM Alejandro Ramirez, WFM Lilia Doibani. All of them (except Kuljasevic) were students in my online classes. Marko Zivanic will be around next year, though,

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