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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cool live chess game and reminder about Alexandra Kosteniuk Chess Cup for kids

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A cool game of chess

Hi Everybody,

We get very excited whenever a school does something special for chess and kids. So, reading this article was a source of great joy.

Stamford's A.J. Gerace, 7, plays a lot of chess, but Sunday he found a new way to go about it. A.J. played the king's pawn in a human chess game at Ryan Park in Norwalk. A.J., whose grandmother lives in Norwalk, even got to make the first move, standing in the middle of the board by himself until a black pawn stepped out to greet him.

"They're meeting head-on," the announcer said. "While the two brave pawns glare daggers at each other, they're in the middle of the field [and] they can't touch each other. Remember, pawns can only step into the square in front of them."

Instruction about chess was a steady component of the event, the first human chess game in Norwalk. But one Stamford resident is learning more than strategy when he plays chess. Gerardo Maguina, 13, came here from Peru three months ago and chess is helping him bridge the gap with his new school and play mates.

You can read more about the fun these kids had and check out great photos at the article link above.

Meanwhile, if your school is organizing some great chess event don't forget to share it with us.

Also, hope you're keeping track of the 4th Alexandra Kosteniuk 2010 Cup for Kids U-6, U-8, U-10. It is being held on November 27 and 28, 2010 in the city Yantarny, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. You can read all about it at our previous blog entry here.

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