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Friday, April 8, 2011

Chess, children and grown-ups: All fun, age no bar

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Hi everyone,

Chess sees no age and here is more proof. Below is a photo of first-time chess player and Jersey City Board of Education member Sean Connors laughing after losing to a 10-year-old at the The Kings Knights Chess Club'€™s Hudson County Chess Tournament at the Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City on April 2, 2011. (RICHARD J. MCCORMACK PHOTO).

We found this photo to go with a very nice article here. It is very heartwarming when public figures and adults take upon themselves the initiative to help children evolve with the beautiful game of chess. The Hudson County Chess Tournament was held on Saturday in Jersey City. The tournament was sponsored by the county and the Jersey City-based Kings Knights Chess Club which gives kids the opportunity to master and enjoy the game.

Some prominent figures like Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Chair of the Hudson County Freeholders Bill O'Dea, Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop and Jersey City Board of Education member Sean Connors participated in the event, which is held annually.
That's great encouragement for the kids. You can read the full article here.

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