Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Not bad for the first time....

A couple of weeks ago my #1 son(13) entered his first "official" chess tournament, one that was organized on the weekend of our town festival days. This was the first time he was in a tournament with adults that had paid to enter and where there were cash prizes along with trophies for the winners. He was a bit intimidated by playing against men like his high school chess club coach, but he had a great time and ended up coming in 4th place among the other entrants under 15 years old and 1st place among all those who were playing in the tournament for the first time. He came home with a pretty impressive trophy (no cash, but that was no surprize) and a huge smile on his face.

Lots of concentration going on in the room.

Playing against his chess coach's son. He has yet to beat this little whiz kid but he gave him a good run for his money in this game.

A very pleasant surprise at the end of the day!

3 comments:

sheila said...

Awesome achievment! Tell him congrats! That's a very difficult game to play! Bobby Fisher, look out!

Tiff said...

WOW i'm impressed!!! I bet he will be entering more of those!

Susie said...

Great pictures and a great achievment!! Congratulations to him:-)