Dr. Alexey Root‘s review of Checkmate: Bobby Fischer’s Boys’ Life Columns, combined with Fischer information from her own book Prepare With Chess Strategy, is a blog posting here. The blog is run by Ashley Parr, LLC, a collaborative effort between Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Teresa Parr, Ph.D. Ashley Parr, LLC collaborated with Dr. Michelle Ellefson from the University of Cambridge and Dr. Zewelanji Serpell from VCU in a large-scale multi-year research project to study the potential of chess as a tool for improving executive functions. Dr. Root interviewed Dr. Parr about that project for the February 2012 issue of Chess Life magazine. Dr. Parr also spoke about the project for the 2011 Second Koltanowski International Conference on Chess and Education. Ever since Ashley’s Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens was published in 2005, it has been required reading for Dr. Root’s Chess Online courses. And Dr. Root was thrilled to meet Maurice Ashley in person at a national scholastic held in Dallas several years ago.