CHESS MERIT BADGE NATIONAL SCOUTING MUSEUM On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I taught the Chess merit badge at the National Scouting Museum. Nine Scouts attended. (Ten had signed up but one was absent all day.) As outlined in my book Prepare With Chess Strategy, I covered the non-tournament requirements first in a workshop. Two of the nine Scouts had previous experience in rated chess tournaments and quickly demonstrated requirements such…
  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…
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  Dr. Alexey Root will appear at three DFW venues in January of of 2017. First, she is one of the local authors at the January 14th North Richland Hills Library Local Author Fair. She will talk for 10 minutes about chess and then sell her book Prepare With Chess Strategy. On January 21, Dr. Root will run a Chess merit badge workshop at the National Scouting Museum. Since the museum is…
  Richardson Public Librarian Vrena Patrick organized Chess Puzzles and Play from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016. 44 library patrons attended, including eight students from Dr. Root’s ED 4358 and ED 4359 courses at UT Dallas. Dr. Alexey Root supervised the Chess Puzzles. Each puzzle sheet had four to six checkmate problems on it. By completing one puzzle sheet, a patron was entered in a prize drawing. For…
 Dr. Alexey Root interviewed Dr. Kenneth A. Kiewra for ChessBase. Kiewra has researched the development of chess prodigies. Dr. Root was interviewed for Games World of Puzzles magazine, December issue. Since the interview was done before the Olympiad, Dr. Root predicted the US team would medal there. The US team took gold in the Open division of the Olympiad. Dr. Alexey Root was also featured in a Denton Public Library blog posting for her July…

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