Came when I was in the 8th grade.  This was my first ever mention in a newspaper.  Although I had won the Jr. High championship for San Mateo County at a tournament the year before, it wasn’t covered by the San Mateo Times.

Dean Mau and I ruled in rivalry.  Then the following year a 6th grader named Peter Thiel came into play, and kicked everybody’s asses all the way to the 12th grade, including my own.  Yes, that Peter Thiel.