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October 23, 2014 5

MIRIAM SCHOOL USES CHESS AS BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TOOL

MISSOURI Not long after kindergarten began, Jason Mainard began noticing problems in his son’s mood. Socially, the boy wasn’t adhering to the way other kids played. Emotionally, he wasn’t responding the way most kids do in their first year of school. Traditional characteristics that describe a first classroom experience were few, replaced instead by signs of depression, signs of frustration. Calls home from teachers confirmed the father’s concerns. “He was a kid in kindergarten, and he wasn’t happy,” Mainard said about his son, Jay. “The teachers told us he kept having outbursts, and I could see it when he came home: He just didn’t like going to school, he wasn’t enjoying it. We kept trying… Read More...
Oct 23, 2014 5

HOW CHESS PLAYERS CAN WIN AT PERSONAL FINANCE

UNITED STATES One well known, but seldom practiced, strategy in chess is to think a few moves ahead. Chess players are able to increase their odds of success by simply planning for a variety of possible outcomes in the near future. The ability to anticipate future problems and opportunities, a skill that chess players often develop, can also help your personal finances tremendously if you apply… Read More...
Oct 19, 2014 184

MY FINAL REPORT FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (FINAL – Pune, India) The World Junior Chess Championship is now over for me as I played my 13th and final round vs. WIM Klara Varga of Hungary. It was a really interesting game where I blundered in the middle game but it does not take away the fact that I had a good tournament as this is my first ever World Junior U20 Chess… Read More...
Oct 18, 2014 190

REPORTING ON MY R12 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 12 – Pune, India) Ever since our day off I decided that I would leave my worries on God and simply focus on playing the best chess possible regardless of the poor results from round four to seven. It has been an awesome climb since then! In the last five rounds I have scored 4 of 5 points but I do not credit myself for that… Read More...
Oct 17, 2014 178

REPORTING ON MY R11 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 11 – Pune, India) I can honestly say that my 11th round game against Karina Azimova of Russia was an enjoyable experience, I say this because I faced the King’s Indian Attack again and after learning from my 7th round thumping by Angelina Fransson of Sweden with this open – this time I was better prepared. The 7th round… Read More...