Quick Pics from Charlotte Girls Academy

September 26, 2009

Charlotte Girls Academy

Even my newest students got the "use your feet get the bug out of the house" checkmate

Today we conquered our fears of the chess clock and practiced simple mates with less than two minutes on the clock. We learned the ladder mate and the queen dance, and everyone made it in plenty of time. Probably the best way to overcome the anxiety that comes with “being timed” is just to practice with it; then it becomes less scary. What do you think? Then the girls played a match and kibbitzed heavily when the younger ones got into check!

At first I had to convince Emily that the clock was no big deal.

At first I had to convince Emily that the clock was no big deal.

Finallyl Emily acquiesced and made me happy.  She would use the clock, and BEHOLD! it really wasn't that scary after all!

Finally Emily acquiesced and made me happy. She would use the clock, and BEHOLD! it really wasn't that scary after all!

Categories: Chess Event

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