First Chess Tournament

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.