Chess is an intense game of skill and strategy. Walker High School currently has a dedicated group of students who love the game. Mrs. McGraw and her husband sponsor the WHS chess club. This club meets weekly on Thursday afternoons to polish their skills and challenge their peers.
On Saturday, February 27th, the Chess club held a tournament for team members and any member of the community who wanted to participate. The tournament featured a new twist on the traditional game of chess. Students played the version of chess called Plunder chess. Students challenged opponents and the top three winners of the tournament were Micah Robbins coming in first place, Hannah Chatham coming in second, and Mark Casson coming in third.
Micah, the undefeated reining champion with four wins and no losses, started playing chess this year. He says, “The competitions are fun and exciting.” He prefers Plunder Chess over real chess because it is more challenging and you have a more ways of winning a match. In a very close race, Hannah edged Mark Casson for 2nd place, while Mark secured the 3rd place trophy. Hannah has played chess for two years and she likes Plunder chess because it is a little more challenging than traditional chess. Mark Casson added, “After capturing a piece, you can use that piece’s powers for the next turn!”
Students interested in joining the Chess Team should contact Mrs. McGraw and get in on the fun!
-by T Money Cash Millionaire and Posse (Austin Pierce and Dakota Day)