". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Speaking of Chess . . .

We have been awash in it all week as Trevor has been following the U.S. Chess Championship that was played in Oklahoma. A large part of his interest is due to the fact that his teacher, Yury Shulman, competed and ultimately tied for third place. Trevor was able to view the games online as they were being played and spent many an hour doing just that (one of the benefits of homeschooling). If you are interested in reading more about the U.S. Championship, click on the link at right for the U.S. Chess Federation. You will be connected to the USCF site, which has an article about the tournament, including a photo of Yury. You can also find about more about Yury by clicking on my link for his website. If you have ever tried to find a private teacher for your child for instruction in music or something else, you know that it is not always an easy task. We have been through several chess teachers over the years but have finally found someone who is not only at the top of his field but who has turned out to be the kind of teacher one always hopes for: a truly kind person who sincerely cares about his students.

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