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  In the fall of 2011, Victor Francisco Lopez took Dr. Alexey Root’s course ED 4358 from his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Victor kept in touch with Dr. Root. Recently, he informed Dr. Root that he has been recognized by the White House "Champions of Change" program.  Congrats to Victor and his Learners Chess Academy on this honor.
  Dr. Alexey Root’s article about the 10-year chess rivalry between The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Belgrade, first published in the January 2016 issue of Chess Life magazine, is posted as a PDF on the UT Dallas Chess Program Web site.
  Next on Dr. Alexey Root's schedule is a Chess merit badge workshop (February 27) and tournament (March 5) at the National Scouting Museum. Both Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are required to meet the requirements for the Chess merit badge. Registration is available at and you do not need to be a Boy Scout to register and attend.  However, Boy Scouts looking to earn their Chess merit badges are…


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