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Tournament Blog: Chess Like It Oughta Be 2017

by Dennis LaRue

 

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Championing Chess Through Curriculum: How Best Practices from Schools Can Improve Chess Education

Happy New Year, chess fans!  Welcome back from the holiday break.  This first research blog in 2017 discusses the K-12 reform movement known as “standards-based education” and how it is being adopted within the chess-in-schools movement.

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A Call for Research on the Gender Gap in Chess

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) prides itself in empowering local students to succeed both in academics and in the game of chess.  Through its in-school and after-school programs, the club reaches nearly 4,000 students each semester with roughly equal participation by male and female students.

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Tournament Blog: Thanksgiving Open 2016

Over 100 chess players gathered this past Thanksgiving weekend at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint louis to compete in the Club’s annual Thanksgiving Open tournament.

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More Research, More Problems: Fidelity of Implementation in Chess Education Research

My first involvement as a GM in residence at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been everything that I expected it would be, and more.

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Chess Around the World: Poland

It’s time to take another trip around the world with the third installation of our “Chess Around the World” series!  This week we travel to Poland, the second country to add chess to its national primary school curriculum.

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Interview with a Grandmaster: Josh Friedel

This blog is all about digging into the data. Whether you want to explore the impact of chess in schools or the distribution of Grandmasters across globe, the CCSCSL’s research blog has you covered!

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Compared to What? A Brief Venture into Research Design and the Relationship Between Chess & Student Achievement

Does playing chess result in better student outcomes?  Whether those outcomes are cognitive like mathematics achievement or non-cognitive like confidence, it seems like a straightforward question to answer.

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National Chess Day: Experts Tie with Grandmaster

In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared the second Saturday of October to be National Chess Day.  On Saturday, October 8, the Chess Club hosted the 2016 National Chess Day G/65 Championship to celebrate the holiday with a four round tournament.

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Chess Around the World: Armenia

Some nations have always been chess powerhouses, like Russia and the United States.  While these two nations are undeniably titans of the game, this blog post focuses on a far smaller nation whose commitment to the game is unrivaled.

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