An East Texas boy represents America in the World's School Chess Championship, and he's only 9 years old.
Jarod Pamatmat of Tyler started playing chess when he was four years old. He won his first chess tournament a few years ago in Dallas. Jarod won regional competitions, then state and nationals, which lead to the world championship.
"It was a world championship. I played nine rounds and I won six games and lost three. I got 11 out of everybody and 8th out of the boys," says Jarod.
"It's just amazed me that he was a better player than me when I was a kid. So since then we are continuously playing in tournaments," says Jarod's father Dr. Stephen Pamatmat.
Jarod's father says chess also teaches him how to accept defeat and also win graciously.