Homeschooled 9 year old Chess Champion

Homeschooled 9 year old Chess Champion

WEST JORDAN — Chess champion Kayden Troff had his picture taken for the newspaper earlier this week. He’s 9.
He is, perhaps, a bit more mature than your average 9-year-old. But still, he’s 9. As the camera flashed, Kayden’s face froze into a lockjaw version of a smile.
He can concentrate on a chess board for hours at a time. He can play against adults and beat them. But Kayden also has a tendency to twist the top of his ears when he’s asked to talk about himself. He can feel awkward about having his photo taken. In short, he can act like any other kid his age. Read more…

No chess for homeschoolers

The kids proved to be champions last year.
But a team of homeschooled students from the Southeast Valley, called the Chevalier Noir (Black Knight) Academy, was shut out last weekend from competing in the Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championship in Tucson.
State chess officials had allowed the homeschooled students to play as teams for two years because of changing or unclear national rules on the subject. This year, they ruled team members must come from the same school. Read more…