June 7, 2013

Meet Cortlin!

A young chess fan named Cortlin recently e-mailed us about a school project he completed all about…well, you guessed it! We love his creativity and enthusiasm for the game. Keep it up, Cortlin!


Hi my name is Cortlin. I am 8 years old.  I am doing a project on chess for school.  I would like to share what I did and what I learned with you.  

I learned that chess is at least 1,500 years old.  There are 64 squares on a chess board and 32 pieces in all.  I also learned a lot of cool facts about chess.  My favorite fact is that the oldest complete chess set was found in Scotland and used in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer of the Stone.   

I made a giant chess board with big chess pieces.  I decided to put the facts I learned about chess on the back of the chess pieces.  To make it a little more exciting I made a di with 6 sides and put the 6 kinds of chess pieces on it. When you roll it whatever it lands on, you pick up that piece and read the fact on the back. I thought that would make it fun and informative for the students in my class.  

Well, that’s my project and that is some of what I learned. I hope you like it.


Cortlin, a fan of chess

If you know any kids like Cortlin doing great and creative things with chess, we want to hear about it! E-mail your story to Claire Grothe at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.org and we may share it on our blog!