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  Dr. Root taught six chess campers, ages 6-9 years old, who were beginners at chess, from July 11-15 at Greenhill School. Two campers had no prior knowledge of chess, and two others had a shaky knowledge, for example moving rooks like knights sometimes. Here are her outlines for each camp day. Monday:Classify Challenge, from Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14.Mazes and Monsters, from Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem SolvingDiscussion of drills in sports, music, and chess, so campers realize that in all sports/hobbies/games one isolates and practices specific basic skills.Endgame Checkmate Drills: Two…
19 June 2016
  Friday, September 23, join Dr. Alexey Root and Wayne Xiong (father of World Junior Chess Champion Jeffery Xiong) at the Dallas Chess Club for a discussion of “Raising a Chess Champion.” Fee is $20, as mentioned in this link.
  Dr. Alexey Root’s interview of Grandmaster Keith Arkell was published today, June 30, 2016, on ChessBase. Also today, her interview of Grandmaster Matthew Sadler and Woman International Master Natasha Regan (authors of Chess for Life) was published in the July issue of Chess Life magazine (available online today for subscribers).


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