After the previous Video Friday post, Nakamura on the Grand Chess Tour, I took a short break for the Christmas holiday. There was plenty to choose from in the intervening month, including more from the 'London Chess Classic' (aka 'Grand Chess Tour'), but this next clip was my favorite.
Chess Kids: Checks & Balances (7:28) 'Short film about a day long kids' chess tournament.'
The filmmaker, Gabriel Gilson, added,
Something about chess fits perfectly in to the childhood tendency for obsession. I wanted to explore how the children think about chess and how parents and children cope with the competitive pressure you get even at a small local tournament like this.
Other, non-chess clips on the same Youtube channel feature Bath, UK.