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Hundreds gather in Raleigh for state chess championships

Posted February 28, 2014

The Chess Achieves state championship in Raleigh is expected to draw hundreds of players.
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— North Carolina's biggest chess competition brings almost 700 players this weekend to the Raleigh Convention Center.

The NC K-12 Chess Championship is in its 40th year and will include players ranging in age from 4 to 18. Wake Forest 11-year-old Carolynn Gaug, who is ranked among the top 100 student chess players nationwide, will be among the competitors. 

The event is free and open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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  • dwr1964 Feb 28, 2014

    Good for these kids. Learn chess well little angels. The more you understand chess, the more you will be able to understand real life.

  • Barbara Sossomon Feb 28, 2014
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    I used to love when Fayetteville Street was closed and people could sit at the chess tables and play. Of course, it was so much better to open it back up. These little guys look like they are having fun.