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USA Chess Champion Attends Toy Fair 2014 For STEM launch, First Time in Event's 110-year History

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A New Harvard/MIT STEM learning aid called Yamie Chess ( created by 2-time USA Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade, in collaboration with MIT, Caltech, Columbia and Stanford engineers and math educators, is being launched at the American International Toy Fair 2014 (Booth #5954).

It will be the first time in Toy Fair's prestigious 110 year history that a United States Chess Champion has ever attended the event.

According to the Smithsonian Institution, Jennifer Shahade is the strongest American-born woman chess player ever. Women's Grandmaster Shahade, who discusses chess and education in her 2005 New York Times Op-Ed, All the Right Moves, commentated Magnus Carlsen's last chess tournament played on U.S. soil covered by Fox News before he became World Chess Champion. On February 16th, the U.S. Chess Champion will be speaking at Toy Fair about Yamie Chess and how the Harvard/MIT endorsed product helps children to achieve in math and science in school.

Designed for 5 – 12 year old girls and boys in Elementary and Middle school grades, Yamie Chess has won the approval and backing of educators around the country, including University of Chicago Mathematics PhD, Professor Ashley Ahlin; American international chess master Jeremy Silman; Mrs Jena Phillips, MEd, an experienced science teacher from Arizona and Professor Bernd Schroder, the program chair of Mathematics at Louisiana Tech.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Math PhD, Professor Michael Ching, who is a Kennedy Scholar from Trinity College, Cambridge and the former J.J. Sylvester Professor of Math at Johns Hopkins, has published an essay-long written endorsement of Yamie Chess on the company's website, joining the renowned Harvard University math expert, Professor Christian Hesse, PhD.

Made in America with EPI Printers in Battle Creek, Michigan, Yamie Chess offers parents and educators a compelling math learning product for STEM education backed up by the proven educational benefits of classic chess.

About Yamie Chess

Yamie Chess is a Harvard and MIT math PhD backed, K-8 math learning aid for STEM education, developed by U.S. math educators from: MIT, Caltech, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Stanford and the University of Arizona, in collaboration with 2-time United States chess champion and Women's Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade, who is the company's resident classical chess advisor.

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