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SPICE CUP and TWO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Sep 27 2008 (23:43)
Right now, September 27-28, 2008, I am playing in the Texas Women's Open (TWO). I used a MonRoi for the first time yesterday (in rounds 2 and 3). MonRoi was a really easy and fun way to keep a record of my games. You can watch my games by going to

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OKLAHOMA SCHOLASTIC CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Sep 21 2008 (00:35)
I just returned from Encyclo-Media. My publisher, Libraries Unlimited, paid for my trip there. I spent most of my time on both days (Thursday and Friday) at my publisher's booth. The booth started with 20 copies of Children and Chess, 20 copies of Science, Math, Checkmate, and 20 chess sets/boards ordered from American Chess Equipment. Buyers got a free chess set and chess board if they purchased one or two books. At

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CHESS ADVISORY STUDENTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Sep 16 2008 (23:01)
Although there are officially 21 students in Strickland Middle School chess advisory, three of those had a grade below 70 on their 3-week progress report. So I am starting chess advisory with 18 students. Of those, eight are returning students from

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STRICKLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Sep 10 2008 (14:30)
I will be volunteering as a chess teacher at Strickland Middle School (SMS). Chess will be held during advisory period, 1:10-1:55 p.m. every day, starting next week.

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UTD Chess Club PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 05 2008 (23:34)
Friday, September 5th, I attended a meeting of The University of Texas at Dallas chess club. I saw two of my current Chess Online students, Mihail Bantic and IM Marko Zivanic. I also saw former students IM John Bartholomew, IM Drasko Boskovic, WFM Lilia Doibani, FM Keaton Kiewra, FM Igor Schneider, and WFM Bayaraa Zorigt. Although

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TEXAS CHESS ASSOCIATION MEETING PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Aug 31 2008 (10:12)

I attended the Texas Chess Association business meeting this morning. The TCA meeting was at 10 a.m., before the 12:30 fourth round of the Southwest Open. After the election results were reported, the four new board members took their places: President Clemente Rendon, Vice President Lakshmana Viswanath “Vish,” Treasurer Barbara Swafford, and Secretary Robert Sturgeon. Luis Salinas had several motions, mostly bids for upcoming events and recognition and stipends for Texas scholastic players in international events. Bids were accepted, recognition passed, and stipend requests were referred to the TCA board. Clemente Rendon made a motion for the Texas Knights editor's salary to rise from $300 to $400 per issue. That motion passed. Most of the rest of the meeting was discussion. Around 10 people, in addition to the four-person board, attended.

 
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