Dr. Alexey Root

Dr. Alexey Root

Denton Public Library announcement link Dr. Alexey Root will play a simultaneous chess exhibition (a "simul") at the Denton Public Library on July 22, 2-4 p.m. 
  Dr. Alexey Root attended a lecture by University of Texas at Dallas Assistant Professor Dr. Chandramallika Basak on March 3, 2017. Her report on Dr. Basak's talk "Cognitive Benefits of Learning to Play Chess and Other Strategy Games" was published March 10, 2017 on ChessBase
    Dr. Alexey Root will staff a booth at the Denton ISD Summer Activities Fair. Her booth will give information about the UT Dallas summer chess camp. The booth next to her will feature Coppell MOSAIC, which includes a chess course by Dr. Root and a sight-singing course by William Root along with dozens of other MOSAIC courses. Other summer programs and camps will also be highlighted at this free fair. Details: Date: Thursday, March 2nd Location:1212 Bolivar Street, Denton TX 76201 - 2nd Floor/Pecan Room Time of Event: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  On February 12, 2017, I visited the TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science) chess group which meets at 2:00 p.m. Sundays at Emily Fowler Library in Denton, TX. Ten TAMS students were present, with one of them studying, one waiting for a game, and the other eight playing each other. As I watched the games, a girl and her father showed up. The father said, “Do you recognize my daughter? She was the last person playing against you at your simul in July at the Denton Public Library North Branch.” The father and daughter then sat at the…
    Dr. Alexey Root gave a simultaneous exhibition (a "simul") at the Flower Mound Public Library, Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. Ten players initially faced Dr. Root. After some players lost and their spots were refilled, a total of 17 players participated. Dr. Root won 14 games, drew two games, and lost one game. She gave a copy of her book Prepare With Chess Strategy to the winner, high school math teacher Luis Vera Perez. Dr. Root sold 12 copies of Prepare With Chess Strategy. Thanks to Librarian Jill Dawson, Library Circulation Clerk Justin Cross, and Branch Manager Sue…
  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 as the two-rook checkmate. Since one of the requirements is for Scouts to teach chess, those two Scouts helped two other Scouts who needed one-on-one instruction on the two-rook checkmate…
  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…
15 December 2016
  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 relocating to New Mexico in late spring, this will be Dr. Root’s last presentation at the museum .Registration for the Chess merit badge workshop is open now on the Web site…
  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 patrons that wanted to see how many puzzles they could solve correctly, Dr. Root kept track of the number of puzzles solved by each patron on a dry erase board.…
 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 30th simultaneous chess exhibition at that library.

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