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First-Grade Chess Champion

March 12th, 2009 (10:26 pm)

current mood: triumphant

Brag time. Tonight my son's elementary school hosted a chess tournament for students from three schools. The kids were divided into two divisions, one for kindergarten through second grade and one for third through fifth grade. My little boy was awesome. He was undefeated in every round, culminating in his triumph in the championship game for the younger division. He came home with the first-place trophy and a huge smile on his face.

I haven't played chess since I was a kid, and I don't remember the details of the game well enough to have realized just how good he is at it! I mean, I thought he pretty good for a first-grader. But apparently he's more than pretty good. The tournament organizer was wondering if he should have been put in the division with the kids in grades 3-5.