Imagine the thrill as all 3 of our Elizabethtown scholastic players stepped up to accept trophies at the Lexington Chess Tournament held on Saturday at the Lexington Convention Center. All three had taken one point before lunch and a lecture by local grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov. Kids strained forward to hear every word of wisdom from the great master and thrust their hands up for just one chance at the pride that comes from answering a question with the insight of a young Fischer. And I must admit my own pleasure at shaking his hand after he kindly posed for a photo. Then the chess action was furious again with our players taking another 6.5 points to earn their gold. Our Andrew Lee (center) collected a trophy for 4th overall K-12 for his performance of 2.5 out of 4. Luke Emberton (left) earned 1st under 900 K-5 with a stand-up 4 points out of 5 to get his prize trophy. And Jacob Emberton (right) went 3 out of 5 to win his trophy for 9th overall K-8. Both Embertons attend the Hardin County Kids Chess Club at the mall on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm hosted by their mom Denise. All in all a peformance which earned us a thank you from the organizers for coming all the way from Elizabethtown to play. And as you can see, it brought proud smiles from our players. Find complete tournament crosstables here.