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Congratulations Sehome Chess Team!

Johnathon Dennis of Sehome captured 1st Place Premier at the 2020 Washington State High School Individual Chess Championships held Jan. 24-25 at Lakeside (Seattle), and the Sehome Team took 3rd Place Overall.

After two days and ten slow games, Johnathon was tied for first. He then played a two game speed chess match (five minutes per side) with Cannon Doncaster of Richland H.S. for the championship.

Watch the speed chess game that determined the champion!

Blaine, WA - At the Washington State High School Chess Team Championships, Lakeside and Interlake tied for the title after five rounds. Overtime, to determine the State Championship, was a five-on-five sudden death speed chess playoff, each player having three minutes on the clock (with a two second delay). The photo above taken right at the start of the playoff. Who says chess doesn't produce adrenalin? (Photo courtesy of Barry Hanson)

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