Romeu Gutvilen is a gifted 6-year-old boy who is among the best children's chess players in Brazil.
He is among the three best Brazilian chess players in the “blitz” and classic chess modalities. The boy took third place in both.
With that, Romeu won a place in the Pan-American that will happen in a hybrid way with the participation of other countries.
The 1st Brazilian Milk Tooth Championship (Sub-06), held last weekend in Florianópolis (SC), brought together eight chess players various cities across the country in a four-day competition with seven matches.
Romeo won five. The result gave him a spot in the Pan American.
The games will be hybrid in five points in Brazil, including Florianópolis and São Paulo, and will have participants other countries.
started at 5 years old
Businesswoman Rachel Gutvilen, mother of Romeu, former dancer of Faustão, says that he started playing chess at the age of 5, more precisely in July of last year, encouraged by his ease with mathematics.
The idea was that Romeu could expand his concentration and it was then that he began to receive guidance his mathematics teacher, Fábio de Castro.
“The emotional factor is very important in this type of activity and also complicated when the child is gifted”.
“Now we need to work on more tactics, game strategy, emotional balance, anxiety and improved concentration,” she said.
Neuroscientist Fabiano de Abreu explains that the thinking and reasoning of gifted children are more complex and have more depth than in others, as are their emotions; very intense. Over time, they learn to deal better with emotional intelligence,” he recalled.
According to the neuroscientist, the emotional side of a person's brain develops before the rational and, in the gifted, these regions are enhanced.
“That's why they are more emotion than reason. Several surveys have even indicated the presence of anxiety problems, inattention / hyperactivity and poor interpersonal skills in part of this audience”, he explained.