Kings and Queens

I enjoy reading and sharing stories of the others who enrich children’s lives through chess.

Mission: Allendale

Chess Tournament Winners

Yesterday, in our Tuesday morning chess club, I saw something I had never seen before in 30 years of playing and teaching chess. One child’s king was put in check (= attacked, for you non-chess folks). Instead of moving her king, she placed her elbow in between her king and the attacking piece, in order to block the attack. “Sweetie, chess is not a physical sport.”

In case you missed it, we had a small chess tournament a few weeks ago, for the students who were a part of the Chess Club at Allendale Elementary School. The students played three rounds, and we gave prizes for the top three places. Pictured above (from left to right) are:

  • Darnell Chen, 2nd place, winner of a $10 gift card to Hardee’s.
  • Andy Chen, 1st place, winner of a chess set with travel bag, and a $5 gift card…

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One Response to “Kings and Queens”

  1. joeyespinosa Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! We’ve had a fun time this year, and lots of school / community support!

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