Cahree Myrick Becomes Chess Champion
A 7th grade Baltimore boy’s inspiring story is making national headlines. 13-year-old Cahree Myrick recently became the NATIONAL K through eighth-grade chess champion. He’s the first national chess champ in Baltimore’s history.
According to WBAL-TV. , Cahree played and won 7 straight games against kids from all across the country.
“It’s just a really cool game to learn,” Cahree told WBAL-TV.
“For each game, you had four hours to play, so it was just a lot of focusing and playing and you had a lot of time to do what you needed to do,” he added.
Cahree who honed his skills in a local barber shop, recently earned a medal from Baltimore’s mayor for his scholastic achievement.
In addition to wanting to excel further in chess, Cahree’s got some big dreams when it comes to his education.
“I want to eventually be a grand master in chess and get a master’s degree from Stanford,” said Cahree.
Black boy joy!
Congratulations on becoming a chess champ Cahree!