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Category: Chess

2015 World Youth Chess Championship in Greece

The 2015 World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC) took place between October 25 and November 5, in the Halkidiki region of Greece, at the beautiful Porto Carras resort. For our kids, Lance and Andrea, this would be the second world chess championship in which they would participate as representatives of Spain, with the first being in 2013 in the United Arab Emirates.

2014 European Youth Chess Championship in Batumi, Georgia

In October this year, we spent 10 days in Batumi, Georgia participating in the 2014 European Youth Chess Championship. The thought of visiting a former Soviet country conjured up images of frozen gray buildings inhabited by equally lifeless, desolate people. The reality, however, was completely and positively different, reminding us once again that pre-conceived beliefs are no substitute for experience.

Tears & Euphoria — Lance becomes the 2014 Spanish National Champion in Rapid Chess

At the beginning of this month, the 2014 Spanish National Kids Chess Championship kicked off at the Best Western hotel in Salobreña, Spain. For five consecutive weeks, children from all over the country in the Sub-10, Sub-12, Sub-14, Sub-16 and Sub-18 age categories gather to compete for the title of national champion in classical and rapid chess. This past week the Sub-12 event took place, with my 11 year-old son Lance participating for first time in this category.