David Hamilton, a junior at Algona High School, achieved excellent chess player status. Hamilton recently received a rating of 2000. Research shows that if a chess player receives a rating of 2000-2200, they are considered an expert in the game of chess. Players rated above that are known as masters, while players below those ratings are known as class players.
Hamilton plays chess as a hobby. He sometimes plays chess at the Algona Public Library. The Algona Public Library holds chess night on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. More often, Hamilton plays online. Hamilton shares his thoughts on his accomplishment, “I am glad that chess is getting some recognition. In the beginning, playing can be frustrating, but once you understand how to play and win, it can be extremely fun.”