Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for July 08, 1999
Nate: Hi, I guess we're bunkmates! I'm - Derek: You're Nate Wright! P.S. 38's number one player! Wow! Nate: Yeah, that's right! How'd you-? Derek: This is such an honor! I'm Derek Nack from Bailey Junior High! Derek: I watched all your matches at the state tourney! You are like a super prodigy man! You're a future grand master! Nate: A chess groupie! Derek: Acting all goofy and weird do your opponents won't take you seriously! It's genius, man!