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"Chicago Chess Player, 8, Named A 'Top Player' In World's Largest Tournament"

WEST ENGLEWOOD — Members of Earle STEM Academy's chess team took home three trophies from the school's first-ever appearance in the largest chess competition in the world.

The elementary students, including some as young as third grade, competed in Nashville this weekend for the U.S. Chess Federation's Super Nationals Tournament. The tournament is held every four years.

Earle students won one team trophy and two individual trophies, according to their coach, Joseph Ocol.

Taahir Levi, a third grader, bested 60 competitors to receive the award for being the "Top Player" rated under 600 — a rating that measures the strength of a player — in the National Blitz Chess category for K-3

Read the full story here in DNAInfo

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