FLOWER MOUND, TX – Play chess and meet former U.S. women’s chess champion Alexey Root as she signs her latest book, Prepare With Chess Strategy, on Saturday, January 28, at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, 75022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Library visitors can challenge Dr. Root to chess games at this free event. She will play chess with 10 players simultaneously and anyone who can win against her gets a free copy of Prepare With Chess Strategy. Players will be seated first-come, first-served as other players finish their games. The Chess Challenge is open to all ages of chess players and spectators.
Alexey Root has a Ph.D. in education from UCLA and is a senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas, teaching education courses that explore the uses of chess. A tournament chess player since age nine, she was the U.S. Women’s Champion in 1989. Dr. Root has written six other books including Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators (2006) and Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 (2012).
“I’m so excited that we were able to schedule Alexey Root to present a simultaneous chess exhibition at our library,” says Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services at the Flower Mound Public Library. “This event will be covered by our local newspaper, the Cross Timbers Gazette.” In addition to the January 28 Chess Challenge, the Flower Mound Public Library welcomes chess players and other board game and role-play enthusiasts for “Gaming Unplugged” every second Sunday at 2 p.m.