Chess Club maintains winning streakCompeting against Liberty next Tuesday
Planning their next moves, sophomore Justin Lin and senior Paul Ventura prepare for the next competition. Chess Club meetings are held every Tuesday in C124. "Besides the last two years our team wasn't exactly doing the best," Lin said. "The fact that we are undefeated so far makes me feel like practicing against other team members for practice has paid off. Photo credit: Zhen Yu
The Chess Club continued their undefeated winning streak after clinching a victory against Silverado High School with a score of 5-0 at Monday’s match.
“Last year was one of our best years, besides this year,” senior Edgar Ovsepian said. “I believe that it’s because our team actually started to take things seriously and didn’t just play to have fun, but to win.”
Halfway through their season, the Chess Club is now on track to playoffs.
“Last year was the first year we had made playoffs, but we didn’t make it past the first round,” Chess Club adviser Anne Kalenowicz said. “The team is super excited and so am I. I’m always excited to win no matter what sport it may be.”
Playoffs will start on Jan. 15. If the club maintains their winning streak for the rest of the season, they will have a chance at championships in February.
“To keep our winning streak, we just keep playing,” Cox said, “We have been on top of things. We like to intimidate the other schools and stay relaxed, which is one of the main things.”
The next chess competition will take place next Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. against Liberty High School.
“We are on the path to a championship,” senior Sam Cox said. “Since this is going to be the last year [for seniors in the club], we really want to finish as champions and finally give the school a Chess title or trophy.”