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JOEY KELLY- 6 Players entered in the U12 Chesskid championships held online at June 5-7 at their local chess clubs.
Among them was top seed and Oklahoma Chess Prodigy Advait "Addie" Patel. At only the age of 12, Advait has achieved the CM title and a high rating of 2350, making him the top seed of the section.
Patel achieved 4rth place out of 6 people. We ask him about his succeses, and his record day 2 performence.
"Well, I'm still the best non-plaque player. I mean, who wants that $1 plastic hunk o' junk?"
We ask him how he got so good at chess and being mlg.
His interest in chess was piqued during a visit to India when he was 7. He spent two months playing the game with his grandfather.
“There wasn’t much else to do- I mean, the guy didn't even have a computer!” Patel said.
Before tournaments, Patel spends hours stalking opponents online. He learns their daily routines and studies their tendencies. It’s not unlike the way a creepy boy stalks a girl.
Here is some advice by the good player.
“There are definitely styles I like to use,” Patel said. “One of the girls I’ve beaten — she likes to play ignorance, so I played something that took her out of her comfort zone, and she didn’t know how to respond. Common moves are easy to defend against, but when someone is ignoring you or quiet, you just have to 'play'.”
Summer is fun for Patel. There’s no school, and he can spend hours stalking online. He will be in eighth grade in the fall, having skipped third grade. And despite being the youngest person in his school, he has fit in.
“People treat me like they would any other stalker,” he said. “I’m treated the same.”
“I’m an OK player, but I’m not ranked,” Rupal Patel [father] said. “So when he first started playing, I played the game of my life and beat him. And then he was so angry, he thoroughly threw a tempertantrum for five hours and then when he was satisfied he had put dad out of the house, he went to sleep.”
“It’s good that he is so passionate about it,” she [mother] said. “A lot of kids start 'playing' at an early age and they quit because they get interested in someone else, or they don’t like the patience it takes. But I think it should be promoted in schools. It really helps academically. Even if they don’t become a great player, it helps in so many areas.”
This is clearly proven in all of Ady's Straight A's. With all of Ady's spare time, he has become an MLG noscoper.
"During the rounds, I brought my doritos, mt.dew, and swag." says Ady, "it makes me look really cool."
Here is a picture of Advait.
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