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CHESS WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS – MARTIN TOWN, GRAND BAHAMA
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 09:24

bahamaslogoPresident Kirsan Ilyumzhinov aims for 'One Billion' - one billion people around the world playing chess. Our article today comes from the Bahamas. The President of the Bahamas Chess Federation and National Instructor, Kean Smith, describes the latest work to contribute to the development of chess in the schools of these beautiful small islands.

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CHESS WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS – MARTIN TOWN, GRAND BAHAMA

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From left to right: National Instructor (NI) Kean Smith, Dianna Neat, Requell Smith, Davonne Barry, Takia Hepburn, Andrea Carroll, Jameika McPherson, Shanice Simmons, Lillian Walker, Leslie Newton, BeLinda Wheeler, NI Byron Small.

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Sweden - Chess in Schools project
Saturday, 16 July 2011 21:10

schack_i_skolan_logoA few weeks ago, we published an article about the Schack4an project in Sweden. Here is the follow-up about their schack i skolan project.

In 2009 the Swedish chess federation started a trial project for Chess in Schools in the town of Lund. The goal was to find a way to take care of the interest for chess that was born out of the nationwide school tournament “Schack4an” (Chess4).


Chess in the Schools – Sweden

by Jesper Hall

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China - Power & Harmony from Minsheng St primary school
Thursday, 14 July 2011 13:28



We all know the importance of harmony in chess, harmonious piece placement helping to avoid bad positions and leading to good results.

Minsheng Street Primary School, Jinan is a shining example of introducing chess harmoniously into the school curriculum.
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Chess in schools - intellectual excellence and social panacea
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:37
Schack i skolan - intellektuell spjutspets och social mirakelmedicin
Chess in schools - intellectual excellence and social panacea - Strand hotel Visby
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The Swedish Chess Federation invites you to a seminar on chess as an educational tool. More and more schools use chess in education and can demonstrate positive social and intellectual performance. Can we afford not to learn from it?

Starring:
Christer Fuglesang, Astronaut and chess enthusiast,
Eva-Lis Sirén, president of the Teachers Union,
Ulf Nilsson (fp), Member of Parliament
and Jesper Hall, National Instructor Swedish Chess Federation.

Moderator is Carl Fredrik Johansson

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Abstract Chess - Xadrez abstrato - Brazil
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:38





















Chess develops logical thinking, ability to think in the abstract and mental independence.

The chequered board was introduced from about the eleventh century. Before that, all the squares on a chessboard looked exactly the same ...

This wonderful video (2.2mn) comes from our Brazilian member Charles Moura Netto, based in Santa Maria de Jetiba.

We are sure your kids will love this, but if they are going to try it for themselves, make sure they notate their games - it will be excellent practice for them (no more reading the letters and numbers from the edges of the board!).

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