This year’s elementary nationals were in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland resort. We all went together to support Daniel in his games at the K-3 Championship section. Participating were more than 2200 kids in various age groups. The amount of energy in the air was mind-boggling; so many kids; so much chess; it was fun and exciting.
I have to say this was by far the best chess tournament I attended, mostly due to the venue. The Opryland resort is fantastic, and there are many things to do in between games, right there at the hotel – pools, restaurants, arcade room and much more.
Chess tournaments are a wonderful social opportunity, and we really enjoyed meeting many young chess masters and their parents.
During the tournament, Daniel had an opportunity to play against the top-seated player in the section, on board #1 in the middle of the tournament hall.
Here are some photos from the event.