|Erwin visits our Chess Party at the Bowling Alley for his "Thank You, Award."|
|Coffee and Kuchen|
For chess kids, they will miss his jokes, humor, and tough chess games. Erwin and I met in 2007 when he visited my chess club to play with me and students. He was hooked and began sharing his joy of chess with students of all ages that came to play. We always reserved our games for later when all the kids went home. He helped me run tournaments and I even encouraged him to play in a couple, just so he could say he did. In 2009, he hosted "The Erwin Kett Invitational" and nearly 20 Idaho players, including a state champion, came to enjoy the Kett's hospitality.
I really enjoyed playing Erwin because he is very competitive and would play out a lost game to the bitter end. On the other hand, if I wasn't careful in my play, Erwin would find a brutal move (as in the above game) and make you pay dearly for inattentive play.
I am sure that we will continue to play via Skype, or maybe in person when I visit Germany. And, Erwin only has the rest of the week to beat me!
|Erwin tolerates shananigans from Kitt.|
|"Santa" visited our Winter Tournaments|
|Dylan plays Erwin.|
|Dennis the Menace is Erwin's Favorite Cartoon to share.|