Results are in at the High School National Championships

We have a champion at the Main Event of the K-12 National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. David Peng of Illinois scored 6.5/7 for clear first in the incredibly competitive K-12 Champs, with over 30 National Masters participating. Key to his victory was a round five miniature over fellow 2400+ player Zhaozhi Li.

[Event "National K-12 Championships"]
[Date "2017.11.24"]
[White "Peng, David"]
[Black "Li, Zhaozhi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2017.08.01"]
[SourceVersionDate "2017.08.01"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nb3 g6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. g4
Nc6 9. g5 Nd7 10. Be3 b5 11. Qd2 Bb7 12. O-O-O Rc8 13. Kb1 Na5 14. Bd4 Nxb3 15.
axb3 Bxd4 16. Qxd4 O-O 17. Bg4 Rc7 18. f4 Nc5 19. h4 Ne6 20. Qe3 b4 21. h5 gxh5
22. Rxh5 bxc3 23. Rxh7 Kxh7 24. Qh3+ Kg8 25. Rh1 1-0

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A parent watches the action at the High School Chess Championships in Columbus, Photo Jim Doyle