Ravi Brar, 7, pushed his king forward on the chess board as he tried to fight off an attack by his opponent, 8-year-old Chase Champlin.
Despite Ravi's efforts, it was all over a few moves later.
"You can't go here. Can't go here. Can't go here. Yeah!" Chase squealed before the two shook hands after the checkmate.
Yesterday marked the first Louisville Area Fall Scholastic Chess Classic at Waggener High School, an event organized by the Louisville Chess Center.
More than 80 public and private students hunched over knights, queens and bishops set up on cafeteria tables, squinting as they tried to outwit opponents in the five-round tournament.