by Steve Sax
22 June 2013
After getting knocked out of all events at the 2013 L.A. Open on Saturday, June 8th, I decided to take it easy on Sunday and simply took photographs of some of the remaining players in the tournament.
One of those players was the 11 year old son of 2012 California State Champion Todd Crosner, one Max Crosner who in his four years of play has improved enough to move from the beginner division to the advanced division. One reason for the jump in class was that Max won the beginner division in Las Vegas before the age of ten.
I myself didn't even play my first game until I was about 14 so this young man has a serious head start on becoming a super player by the time he goes off to college.
Todd tells me that he started to teach Max math at age two and he progressed to programs such as "Rocket Counting" and "Math Rise". Max tells me that math is his favorite subject but also enjoys flag football and swimming. He has completed four years of flag football and is the starting tackle on his team.
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|Analyzed in Rollout|
|Player Winning Chances:||67.14% (G: 12.83% B: 0.42%)|
|Opponent Winning Chances:||32.86% (G: 6.31% B: 0.21%)|
|Player Winning Chances:||67.31% (G: 12.82% B: 0.44%)|
|Opponent Winning Chances:||32.69% (G: 6.27% B: 0.42%)|
|Best Cube action: No Double / Take|
|1296 Games rolled with Variance Reduction.|
Moves: 3 ply, cube decisions: XG Roller
|Confidence No Double:||± 0.013 (+0.638...+0.664)|
|Confidence Double:||± 0.016 (+0.579...+0.612)|
|Double Decision confidence:||100.0%|
|Take Decision confidence:||100.0%|
|Duration: 27 minutes 14 seconds|
eXtreme Gammon Version: 1.21, MET: Rockwell-Kazaross
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