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CHESS AND PETS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, May 26 2008 (06:45)
RabbitMy rabbit Abba keeps me company while I write this blog, articles, and books (Children and Chess, and Science, Math, Checkmate). He was adopted from a shelter, and is litter-box trained. See the House Rabbit Society Web site for how to keep a rabbit as an indoor pet. In this photo, Abba poses next to a MonRoi flyer. I usually do not write poetry, but will share my poem about Abba.

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YURY SHULMAN, CHESS AUTHOR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, May 21 2008 (19:49)
Before I recommend Grandmaster Yury Shulman's book, I congratulate him on his 2008 U.S. Chess Championship. I met Yury when he was a student at The University of Texas at Dallas. He was the chess team captain: intelligent, well-spoken, and interested in helping others. Now Yury has a chess school and has written Shulman, Y.

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NON-RATED CHESS TOURNAMENTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, May 20 2008 (19:23)
Dana Mackenzie asked, after holding a non-rated tournament, “Should I be happy with running the one tournament a year and seeing the kids have a good time? Should I aim higher? Should I steer them into rated tournament chess, and if so, how?” I run one non-rated tournament a year too,

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PANDOLFINI FOR CHESS CLASSES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Mon, May 19 2008 (13:05)

Taking problems from Bruce Pandolfini, Chessercizes, 1991, New York: Fireside and Bruce Pandolfini, Beginning Chess, 1993, New York: Fireside, I developed tactics worksheets for small groups (2-4 students) in my Strickland Middle School classes and my summer chess camps. I group problems by type of tactic. For example, one page of 10 problems might be all forks. At the beginning of class, I define and give one or

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TIM REDMAN, CHESS COLLECTOR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Thu, May 15 2008 (14:12)
Tim RedmanToday I met with Dr. Tim Redman at the Jupiter House, a coffee shop in Denton, Texas. Although we both work for The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), we live about four miles from each other in Denton. Tim had just finished his report, for the July issue of Chess Life, on the Chess Collectors International convention. Tim serves on the board of the U.S. Chess Trust, which has his biographical information here. His book Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference is available from Off Campus Books. Contact store manager Rachel Leeper for a quick response.
 
UTD CHESS ONLINE, CHINA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, May 14 2008 (09:31)
I teach online courses for The University of Texas at Dallas, via the UT TeleCampus. In spring of 2008, my 38 students ranged from beginners up through Grandmaster. As discussed in my article for the Dallas Morning News, my students learned to combine chess with educational goals. Now competing in China

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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

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