UTD’s annual ChessFest, Feb. 27-28, will feature a talk by chess educator David MacEnulty, who will receive the “Chess Educator of the Year” award at the festival.
MacEnulty is currently head of the Dalton Chess Academy and will be speaking of “Chess and Emotional Development: Helping the Child,” 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the library’s McDermott Suite. His effort to improve the lives of children through the game of chess was showcased in the 2005 A&E Network movie “Knights of the South Bronx.”
“David MacEnulty’s knowledge is born out of many years of actual classroom experience of teaching chess to children,” UTD Chess program Director James Stallings said. “His ideas are down to earth and practical.”
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