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Friday, April 6, 2012

Children and chess news: Fun and more fun!

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Hi everyone,

It feels good when we hear about children learning chess. Here some interesting chess reports about children and chess today on the Internet. Enjoy. Let us know if you were part of any of these chess events for children and do send us more photographs.

Knight moves - Chess club hopes to attract more members: A group of chess enthusiasts has begun meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at PBC Studios, 128 W. Central St. The members meet from 6 to 9 p.m. and are looking for new talent to join. Charlie Myers organized the Madison County Chess Association in February. Read more here
Kids learn game strategy and how to play chess at Bogota Library: For children looking to learn or play chess, the Bogota Public Library offers a weekly chess program 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Although adults may also join, the program is largely comprised children between the ages of 6 and 10. Around a dozen children practiced their chess moves March 29 at the library's Thursday afternoon Chess program. Volunteer Jonathan Schwartz, the instructor, (blue hoodie) looks on as the kids play against one another.Schwartz teaches the participants the rules of the game, what each chess piece means, how and where to move them and general strategy. "There’s been a chess program for kids off and on for several years. The new teacher has volunteered his time starting last summer, and he’s continued through the year," said Nikki Spiegel, children’s coordinator at the library. Read more here.
When parents play along with kids: At most kids’ chess tournaments, the parents are relegated to waiting in hallways or parking lots while the children compete. At last Saturday’s second annual “Mini Me” Charity Chess Tournament, sponsored by the Chess Club of Fairfield County (CCFC), parents were plucked from the sidelines to play as a team with their child. Read more here.

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