Eight Princeton Day School chess players competed in the largest Supernationals Tournament ever last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, with 1586 school teams from 50 States, and a total of 5578 K-12 scholastic players competing in 37 sections. Chess coach Bonnie Waitzkin reported that "A high point of the tournament for 6th grader Winston Ni was playing on board one in the K-6 Championship section when World Champion Garry Kasparov made the opening moves for each player." The first board games were televised online and the PDS students played the opening like pros; the game was a draw. In the K-12 U1900 section, the PDS team of Eric Wu '24 and 7th graders Albert Ming, Dodge Martinson and Kai Shah faced challenge after challenge in games lasting 2 to 3 hours, finishing 14th among 37 teams. Sisters Lila Field '27 and Rowan Field '26 had a roller coaster tournament ending in 4 points for each. They finished with better scores than last year and resolved to concentrate on the endgame. Aadi Shankar '24 played in the K-6 U1200 section finishing with 3.5. Congratulations to our Chess Team!
PDS Chess Team at Supernationals in Nashville