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.
Find full results here, and look for the full story with more photos, game annotations and details on US Chess News.
A parent watches the action at the High School Chess Championships in Columbus, Photo Jim Doyle