[IAEP] Chess activities

Gabriel Eirea geirea at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 07:53:36 EDT 2011

There are a couple of projects about chess in Uruguay. They don't
allow collaboration (yet?):

This one uses the gnu engine and works well in a XO 1.0

Ajedrez y leyendas
To be released really soon (as in two weeks). Includes games for learning chess.



2011/4/28 Kevin Kirton <kpkirton at gmail.com>:
> Would you need a chess engine though? Obviously you would if you
> wanted an activity where a player could play against the XO. But a
> chess engine would be heavy work for the XO wouldn't it?
> Wouldn't a simple on-screen chess board with collaboration enabled be
> a good fit for the XOs?
> Kevin Kirton
> Australia
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree, this would make a great Activity in particular using
>> collaboration. There are chess clubs everywhere including many schools
>> (I had the privilege of being on the winning team of a citywide school
>> championship in NYC when I was 12). There is abundant literature
>> linking chess activity with school performance [1,2].
>> Perhaps we could interest a chess federation in sponsoring
>> development? I believe the Gcompris engine is gnuchess.
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