My son participated in his first chess tournament this weekend. He just started playing a few months ago. He’s really improved and beat his dad at a couple of games. He finished eight out of 12 in the six years and under group (pretty good considering he just started and was one of the youngest kids). I was happy to see that all the kids in that group were awarded trophies, including my son. He’s now taking chess classes, and we’re planning to hire a private chess tutor for him at least once per week (hiring affordable private tutors is one of the nice perks of living in a place like Paraguay. And plus, he’ll have his dad to beat as he gears up for another run next year.
For the shutterbugs: I posted some photos from the chess tournament. The girl in some of the photos is our son’s classmate and a good friend of his. They look so cute together!