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A chess board is shown with someone moving a chess piece. The tournament started on Jan. 29 and will end on Feb. 2.

Prefects host chess tournament

Lyla Kavanaugh, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Prefect Council partnered with Chess Club to organize a chess tournament during lunch Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Students will compete for a chance to win a new chess board. Sophomore Prefect Robby Louie...

The chess tournament featured 56 students. Colin Kneafsy ’23 advanced through four rounds
and ultimately defeated Jake Wiczyk in the tournament’s final match, securing the $50 gift card grand prize.

Prefects host Chess tournament

Alexander Dinh February 8, 2023

Prefect Council and Chess Club partnered to host a school-wide chess tournament on the quad during the week of Jan. 17. 56 students participated in the tournament, and after the first four rounds, 16 advanced...

Students play chess against each other during Prefect Council and the Chess Clubs tournament.

Prefect Council and Chess Club host tournament

Alexander Dinh and Zoe Goor January 17, 2023

Prefect Council and the Chess Club are partnering to host a chess tournament on the quad starting Tuesday. 56 Upper School students signed up to compete, and after four rounds, the top eight will move...

Character Beth Harmons rise to prominence in The Queens Gambit inspired an increase in chess set and book sales in the U.S.

Netflix and Chess

Paul Kurgan March 12, 2021

Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit” debut in October has since sparked a surge of interest in chess, causing an 87% increase in purchased chess sets and raising chess book sales by 603% in the US. The...

Junior places in national chess tournament

Chronicle Staff December 16, 2010

  By Michael Aronson Cheston Gunawan ’12 took 11th place out of 100 11th grade participants in the 2010 National Championships for Chess at the Disney Coronado Hotel in Orlando, Florida....

Prefect Council Elected for thet 2010-2011 term

Chronicle Staff April 28, 2010

The Chronicle asked the recently elected representatives for the classes of 2011 and 2012 to describe how they hoped to make a difference. Christine Kanoff ’11 "We are all tired of reading 10 e-mails...

She puts everyone in their place

Chronicle Staff September 4, 2006

By Andrew Schein Even as Computer programs beat chess masters, fight battles in Iraq, perform dangerous surgeries, calculate complex equations and explore the outer reaches of the solar system, math...

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