The 9-round 3-day tournament was held over the Thanksgiving weekend. The venue is clean and well lighted, all equipments are supplied—even the food and drink. So the plays just need to show up and play chess. A big feast of chess over Turkey Day weekend, how nice!
Abe was playing in the tournament, so were two other kids of his age. I bet they had a good time (which is very important to their interests in chess). The three kids are playing blitz between rounds:
Before the last round, I drove the kids to a nearby park, so they played soccer for a while:
By the way, one of the purposes of this tournament is to help people get a FIDE rating and thus create more FIDE rated players in Chicago.
You can find more about this tournament from http://www.nachess.org/naca-news/2010/11/ and http://www.facebook.com/ChessCenter.