What do you do when a student wants to find some competition at the chess table? What if no one else knows how to play? Teach them!
ICSB 8th-grader, Nash C. has been playing chess since he was in 3rd grade, but he has not been able to find a competitor here at school. So, Nash has decided he wants to teach others the challenging game so that he can play live games with friends (as opposed to chess online).
Mr. Morgan has agreed to sponsor a chess club and it kicked off last week! There are 7 students in Grades 4th to 8th who signed up to first learn the basics of the game and hopefully learn advanced moves and strategies as time goes on. This includes working to establish an Elo rating for each player.
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess. It is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian- American physics professor.
We appreciate Mr. Morgan giving his time and we appreciate Nash working with others to give them all the chance to say, "Checkmate!"