An epic chess match: Geeking out at WHS

Weston High School is a great place! With a student body of only 748 students, we had about 150 show up for a chess match of all things! What a delightfully geeky experience. The context was a fund-raiser for the chess club, in which chess player extraordinaire Alex Kaye challenged students to beat him in chess. He played 27 opponents simultaneously, moving rapidly from board to board around in a circle as the onlookers cheered. While it certainly wasn’t silent as a chess match is supposed to be, there was great excitement and school spirit.

After 35 minutes, a fellow senior finally won. Everyone had a great time. Here are a couple of pictures showing what is was like:

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