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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

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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.

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Today five Denton High School chess club members participated in the high school open section of the Region II tournament at Fort Worth Academy. All club members will see their USCF ratings rise, which indicates they’re improving from the Region III tournament they played in last month at Lovejoy High School. Also, Denton High School took first place team and first, third (tiebreak; was tied for second), and fourth place individual trophies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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