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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another Brooklyn School Wins Another National Chess Championship

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A busload of young chess wizards from a Brooklyn school left for Nashville last Wednesday, and returned to their school Monday afternoon with a three-tiered, first-place trophy from the United States Chess Federation’s National Elementary Championship.

“We won! I feel so excited that we won first place, especially because we beat a middle school,” said Helen Xue, 11, a fifth grader on the team. “When I found out that we won, I jumped up and down, and then later we had a celebration. We had a nice dinner and we ate lots of ice cream.”

Fourteen students from Public School 503: The School of Discovery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a Title I school, won first place Sunday in the “K-6 Under 1,000” category, which falls within the intermediate level of the tournament.

They are the second New York City public school team — also from Brooklyn — to win a national championship this season by beating older students. In April the chess team at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg topped its already-impressive record by winning the National High School Championships.

Read the full story here.

Also, read about Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk's Nashville visit at the tournament.

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  • At May 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    surely very inspiring for the kids. someone just tweeted about you that you gave an autograph to someone four times during the day at your simul. WOW what a Chess Queen. Keep up the great effort you make to keep chess in mainstream media and inspire kids and grown-ups. It's very easy to sit back and enjoy your achievements, but it takes a hell lot of effort to get up and go out and do something. I, for one, would know what it takes.

  • At May 16, 2012 at 4:28 AM , Anonymous Derrick, New Jersey said...

    Chess Queen thank you for the Chess King DVD I like all the Chess King voice and conversation.

  • At May 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM , Anonymous amrit puri, knights chess club, new delhi said...

    you are the best chess queen


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