Completely engrossed in the task at hand, Carter Smith, 7, plans his strategy during a chess match at Marco Island's Mackle Park. The youngster was among a group of about 15 players who took part in a recent monthly tournament staged by the Marco Island Chess Enthusiast club (MICE). Director of the most recent tournament, Wade Keller, said the club's aim is to cater for all ages, but specifically to kindle interest among children from kindergarten through eighth grade. The next tournament takes place on April 12. Registration is before play, and more information is available on the marcochess.info Web site.