Chess In The Schools
Thursday, January 24, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
The top high school chess teams meet this weekend in a hotel ballroom for the citywide chess tournament. "It’s just so quick with tension in there," said Matheu Jefferson, a senior at Bronx Center for Science and Math. "There's nothing like being in that room. It is the loudest quiet I've ever heard in my life."
Monday, May 14, 2012
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.