Friday, March 07, 2014

5 year old at State Scholastic Championship

Updated: Thursday, March 6 2014, 02:22 PM EST

A 5-year-old chess player will be competing in a state chess tournament this weekend. Ivanna Harried, a kindergartener at Govans Elementary School will be competing in MCA's 18 annual scholastic tournament, sponsored by Silver Knights Chess.

Ivanna was taught to play game by her father, Ian, who tells FOX45 the kindergartener has the concentration and skill to play even against high school students. Ivanna practices the game after school with an app that Ian then analyzes from his computer. Ian told FOX45 that while this is a fun pastime and hobby for Ivanna, she receives no pressure from home.

"I've never pushed her," Ian told FOX45. The all-day tournament includes players in grades K-5 and will be held at Dumbarton Elementary this Saturday from 9:30AM to 5PM.



Anonymous said...

So adorable.

Lynn Harried said...

I am so very proud of bothe of my daughters Ivana Harried (5 yrs old star of the article) and her 10 yrs old sister Morgan Wilson-Harrried. They both will be competing tomorrow March 8th at the State Scholastic Championship. They were tauht werll and learned everything they know from the father Ian Harried with help from the chess coach.