Cordes Lakes Library holds chess championship
The finals for the chess tournament were held with Carter Floyd and Victoria Bensch playing their final round. Jack Williamson acted as arbiter for the match. Both played diligently with Victoria emerging as No. 1 at the Cordes Lakes Library on March 27.
They weren’t the only ones with chess fever as at another table a chess match was going between David Hernandez, age 6, and EJ Bensch, age 7. Their pieces had the name of the piece on them, along with how they move, which can be very important when you are just learning.
Victory donned her No. 1 Dr. Seuss hat while wearing her victorious smile. Carter was happy with the No. 2 slot, but said he would try harder. Jack only had to make a couple of comments on their play, keeping the moves properly done.
All are looking forward to the match between the Spring Valley Library winner, Chris Bennett, and Cordes Lakes winner Victoria Bensch.
Chess is taking hold in both areas and is a great way for young people to learn how to strategize and think ahead.