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Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Surrounded by silence, five chess players duke it out against their rival, Ladue High School, in an intense battle on the boards. Four of the five players are seniors Matt Boyd, Jason Wan, Paul Gipkhin and Neil Tomala. Tomala feels optimistic about earning a high placement at the Missouri State Champi...

Chess team embarks on the road to state

Chess team embarks on the road to state

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

The game of chess has been around for 1,500 years and played by hundreds of millions of people, but only six players from the Parkway West chess club are going to the state competition on March 17. “Anyone can go to state, but only those that are good usually go. If a school has a good team, it w...

Challenges of chess

Challenges of chess

Sarah Burnham, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Sophomore Liza Tarakanova, new to playing chess, carefully strategizes her next move while playing one of her first games as part of chess club. When Tarakanova started playing chess last semester, she found the strategizing and thinking aspect of it to be most challenging part of it. "Chess helped...

Chess team prepares for upcoming state tournament

Chess team prepares for upcoming state tournament

Nico Stranquist, Staff Writer

February 15, 2015

Chess Team hopes to see success this Spring in state tournament

Jonathan Janson’s chess games

Jonathan Janson’s chess games

Grant Aden, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Moving a piece on the chess board, junior Jonathon Janson participates in the schools chess club. Playing two games a day after school, Janson won a third of the games he played. "My favorite chess piece is the queen because it can move in any direction any number of spaces," Janson said.

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