Everyone’s a winner at McDonald’s

The annual McDonald’s chess event in Hoogeveen drew a lot of local youth players yesterday. Sixteen children took part in the bughouse chess tournament in the morning, and twenty participated in the ‘hands and brains’ tournament in the afternoon, where the first player of a duo had to choose a piece and the second player had to make a move with it.
‘It was a crazy, fun happening’, tournament director Loek van Wely reported. ‘And everybody was a winner: all the participants got a Happy Meal and a medal.’ The first three in the rankings of both groups also got to choose a chess book from the Raindropchess shop in the town hall.