Ben is the Best at Chess


On 10/30/2011 Ben Rood again proved that he is the best chess player under the age of eight by producing a perfect score at the 2011 U.S.  National Junior Chess Congress in Santa Clara, California. Ben was the overwhelming favorite in the 2011 U.S. Junior Chess Congress and he did not disappoint his fans. In five rounds Ben Rood racked up five wins and thus became a National Chess Champion for the second time in 2011. Next up for Ben Rood is the World Youth Chess Championships in Brazil which takes place in mid-November.

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6 Responses to “Ben is the Best at Chess”

  1. World Youth Chess Championship 2011 « Chess Musings Says:

    […] Chess Musings Your quality source for everything chess! « Ben is the Best at Chess […]

  2. World Youth Chess Championship 2011: Round 1 « Chess Musings Says:

    […] prodigies, this is the first time they have ever represented their country on foreign soil.    Ben Rood, a seven-year-old from the United States, made a strong impression in his international debut. Ben […]

  3. 2012 U.S.C.F. National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship « Chess Musings Says:

    […] Ben Rood was also a part of the Torres Chess and Music Academy All Star Team for the school year 2011-2012. Ben has already won several National and State Championships and is playing the best chess I have ever seen from a second grader. Fresh off his k-5 State Champion win in California, this second grader is ready to win at the national level again. If Magnus Carlsen is the Motzart of Chess then Ben Rood is definitely the Beethoven. […]

  4. Its Deja Vu Mr. Petroff « Chess Musings Says:

    […] for Ben Rood just has I had two days prior. What are the odds that after two successive lessons for Ben Rood I would come home and play nearly identical games in the […]

  5. On the Eve of Greatness: Part Two « Chess Musings Says:

    […] highlights of his championship play include never losing a game at a State Championship, winning two national championships and placing higher than any other seven-year old at last year’s World Youth Chess […]

  6. The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont | Chess Musings Says:

    […] behind the popularity of scholastic chess in the Silicon Valley, Chris Torres has also taught numerous national champions including the 2013 National Elementary Chess Championship team from Mission San Jose Elementary […]

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