We made it to Denver, and the kid is not feeling her best, physically. (Damn that virus!) But she’s still ready to play. Tomorrow it all begins, the 2006 Bert Lerner National Elementary Chess Tournament. The hotel, the streets, the entire Rocky Mountains (it feels like) are filled with young chessplayers. Last year’s “Supernationals” including the middle school kids, too–even some high school chessplayers, I think. This year, it’s only K-6, so the numbers are slightly fewer…but it feels like more kids! The PS 282 New York Knights are sure to make a strong showing, no matter where they come out in the final standings. These kids have been working (and playing) for a long time now, and they sure know their chess. If nothing else, it will be exciting!