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2011 Calchess Scholastic State Championship: Round Four

April 3, 2011

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First Grader Ben Rood continues his impressive streak by defeating current grade three State Champion Joanna Liu (1540). Ben’s play at the 2011 Calchess Scholastic State Championship is entirely consistent with the brilliant chess I see from him every week during our lessons.
   Anthony Zhou, another one of my favorite students, is also 4/4. The two seemed destined to clash in the coming rounds. If this occurs, it will be the most difficult experience of the tournament for the players and their coach.

2011 Calchess Scholastic State Championships: Preview 1

March 28, 2011

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Third grader Anthony Zhou spent Monday afternoon preparing for the 2011 Calchess Scholastic State Championships with Coach Chris Torres. Anthony who attends the Torres Chess and Music Academy program at Pioneer Elementary School is currently ranked at 18 in the country for chess players under the age of eight. Even with such a high ranking, Anthony Zhou is not a favorite to win the k-3 championship section at this weekends Calchess Scholastic State Championship. But, as I told Anthony, “if ratings always determined tournament outcomes… then tounaments would be a waste of time for everyone involved.” Look for Anthony Zhou to be in contention for the top spot all weekend long.


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