Checkmate! The IMSA Chess Team won State! Go Titans! - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Checkmate! The IMSA Chess Team won State! Go Titans!

After seven rounds of chess played over two days where some individual games last more than 2 hours, IMSA emerged undefeated and claimed the state title.

Aurora, IL, February 13, 2017 – IMSA won its 5th state title at the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament held Feb 10-11 in Peoria.  IMSA entered the tournament as the number one seeded team out of the 149 teams competing in the tournament, having only lost only one of 23 matches during the regular season. After seven rounds of chess played over two days where some individual games last more than 2 hours, IMSA emerged undefeated and claimed the state title.

Congratulations go out to the following 12 members of this year's state chess team.

Board 1    Zhaozhi (George) Li   (6.5-0.5 record, 5th place overall)
Board 2   Hanson Hao   (6-1 record, 5th place overall)
Board 3    James Wei   (6-1 record, 5th place overall)
Board 4    Cassie Parent   (4.5-2.5 record, 33rd place, highest rated player with this record)
Board 5    Shayna Provine  (5-2 record, 17th place, highest rated player with this record)
Board 6    Blair Hu  (3-3 record)
Board 6    Chetan Reddy  (1-0 record)
Board 7    Patrick Li   (6-0 record, 7th place overall)
Board 7    Shvetali Thatte   (1-0 record)
Board 8    Jonathan Liu   (5.5-0.5 record, 14th place overall)

Board 8    Brian Yu   (1-0 record)
Alternate    AJ Federici

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