Roenne competed in her first chess tournament this past weekend and was one of nearly 1,200 kids who participated. Insanity. This was also my first chess tournament so I learned a ton too.
I was never really into chess as a child and I still am not entirely sure if I’m clear on all of the rules, but there were many children who clearly knew what they were doing.
Roenne left with a losing record and generally got her tail kicked. After each round I simply asked her, “Are you having fun?” and she would nod. That’s all that mattered.