My First Chess Tournament in Nice, France in 2004, at the Age of 4

From January 2014 to June 2014, I was 4 1/2 years old, played 2 tournaments under 8 years old group in Nice and Hyeres, obtained two 3rd place. My first chess coach was Mr. Gilles beauvisage from Club d’échecs d’Antibes at the city of Antibes, one of the most beautiful town in the world. The afternoon game had always been very hard for me , because I needed to take a 3-4 hour nap in general.  I went to the chess club once a week for a round 1 hour in the morning on some Saturdays, then my family and I spent the whole day on the beach. I remembered that My mom didn’t want to wait for me in the club because she preferred to hang around in the town. Each time she dropped me there, then bought me back some nice cookies. Chess was a very easy and fun game for me when I was young.

My first tournaments in Nice, Antibes, France

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My earliest girl friends, and they were around 8 years old. We often had a lot of fun together before and after the games.  Mainly we drew pictures. 

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Postmortem: I didn’t know how to record the game at the age of 4, so my French chess friends asked me to recall the game for them. The funny thing is that I all the time separate my life with chess. I played chess in tournaments, but I didn’t want to talk about it  and bring it to my daily life anymore. So I can hardly remember any of my games. I will do sth. else after the tournaments.   

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With my first club coach

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My French school teacher collected the newspapers for me and gave them to my mom when she picked me up.

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He was our family’s great friend and was forever remembered by the whole family.

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