Maybe I've missed other stories about him in the past, but this is the
first time I have heard about Kayden. He's an outstanding young man who has
world wide fame--except in Utah. Now if he was an all state quarterback,
we'd here about him every day in the newspapers. Something seems
disproportionate here. Congratulations to you, Kayden. You're more of a
credit to the State of Utah than all the high school football players in the
What does Kayden's success at chess have anything to do with football?
Maybe you were picked on JSB by some football players when you were younger but
that doesn't mean all football players are bad. Leave the football players
out of this story and give some props to Kayden.
Props to the young man. We'll claim him as one of our own, here in Utah.
A unique talent, for sure. My pea brain mind can't even imagine what he
sees/contimplates, as he scans over the board, just prior to going for the knock
out punch.Great job Kayden!
Congratulations, Kayden, on your great achievement! I'm jealous, but very
happy for you! I used to be serious about Chess myself when I was in Elementary
and Junior High schools, but I didn't stick with it. Stick
with it!!!Another "Searching for Bobby Fisher" prodigy!
Great to have one in Utah, and a Mormon too boot!I'll be
following you!Take care!
What a wonderful young man: he has religious values and beliefs he has the
courage to share with others, and he has learned at a young age to work hard and
follow his dreams. Most adults could learn a lot from this young Champion!
This is Kayden's Dad. Thanks for all the great comments! We just posted two
videos to Youtube showing Kayden after he won the final match for the Gold
Medal. The first one is titled "After the Fire" and the other is titled
"Gold!!!". You can find both on the Piecefulchaos Youtube channel.
It's really quite fun to watch this mostly uncut video of Kayden and to see
his personality and warmth shine through. It's also great to see Garry
Kasparov give him a big hug on the medal stand! That was a priceless moment! :)
Congrats to Kayden and also to his proud parents! You all did good!
I would like to see him play the best computer chess programs. I'd pay on
pay for view if he would agree to do it.
This is the second news story I have read about Kayden, and each time it just
keeps getting better! What a tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations! :)
Oh what a feeling to have advanced to this evel at a young age, shows maturity
as well as determination.This is great.Good job
Kayden.Good job DN for bringing this to the forefront.
Congratulations, Kayden! cjb - computers have advanced to the point
nowadays that the best chess program on a sufficiently powerful computer beats
anybody, even the adult world champion. However, Kayden can checkmate a junior
high club standout or what my son calls "a neighborhood chess bully"
(rating level around 1000) in about 12 moves. If you want to get an idea of how
you would fare against Kayden come to a local chess tournament. You probably
will not get to play Kayden, but your score against a number of rated opponents
will give you an idea and possibly some motivation to improve.JSB
has a point. We would benefit from giving chess more spotlight. Chess can be
used to teach important skills and principles such as - choices and
consequences, recognizing patterns of danger, considering the possible
counterarguments to your great idea, making a good decision under time pressure,
recognizing the weakness of your own reasoning, and many others, humility in
Kudos to Kayden! FWIW, Computers have enough speed and memory now to
map the complete predeterminant game tree of chess, this means it prefigures all
possible moves of a chess board and all counter moves and can do so in a matter
of seconds. As a result, it is no longer a game to a computer,
because there's really no element of making a mistake, or "gambits"
(the stuff that makes chess exciting), it's all a matter of selecting the
moves that lead to the most possible wins. Ideally a human mind might function
the same way, but they tend to see four or five moves ahead (good player),
considering favorable outcomes from that perspective. When a
computer can see ALL moves ahead, it's kinda unrealistic to expect human
players to do much more than force a stalemate.
Nice story. Great kid and family.
Outstanding! What great experiences Kayden must be having. I enjoyed getting to
know this young man a little and he certainly is an impressive guy. I hope he
goes from this success to a lifetime of winning, in chess along with every other
pursuit he might decide to take on. Somebody is doing a fine job of parenting by
helping Kayden put it all in the proper perspective. Keep it up, you have more
fans than you can imagine.
A most auspicious accomplishment! Keep up the good work, the home schooling,
seminary, and the MO. Who knows; may even give the great Magnus a run at some
point. A delightful story, a delightful example, a delightful person counter to
a "what's in it for me" world.
This young lad looks like a fine fellow. And what a chess player! This is