Day 1 of the 47th annual CalChess State Scholastic Chess Championships (also known as the 2022 Super States) was a terrific experience full of chess memories. While the kids have all the fun of competing against the best chess players their age in Northern California, the adults have a memorable experience as well.
One of my favorite parts of the day was watching FIDE Master James Eade promote chess excellence in the next generation by entertaining young chess players with lively skittles games. Jim took on all takers and graciously accepted one last game against a super talent named Ashwin.
Every year I analyze a hundred or so chess games at the CalChess Super States to help young chess players learn from their mistakes and recognize their achievements. Although I am exhausted after the long day’s work, helping California’s young chess players at the CalChess Scholastic State Championship is a high point of the school year. Check out my game analysis session with my new friend Rey below: