Mini-Profile: Sophomore shares benefits of chess

Elise Wilke-Grimm
News/Opinion Editor

Junior Isaiah Washington works through his round two game with freshman David Fletcher at the March 1, 2014. Missouri Scholastic Champion Chess Tournament.

Tristan Archer, sophomore and chess club president, has played chess since he was very young but has only played competitively since he started high school.

Archer thoroughly enjoys the game and spends roughly as much time playing it as an athlete plays his or her sport.

I was mainly just looking for a club to join, but when I started playing, it slowly evolved into one of my passions,” Archer said.

Archer currently places 266 out of 1253 registered players in the state.

He’s cultivated skills through being an avid player of chess. To name a few chess helps improve memory, attention span and brain development. Archer is thankful to chess for these skills.

Elise Wilke-Grimm – News/Opinion Editor

This is news and opinion editor Elise Wilke-Grimm’s first year on ECHO staff. She is excited to begin work on the ECHO and get lots of chances to write.


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