Kaul wins prestigious New York chess tournament

Sheen Kaul, a member of the Mercer Island High School class of 2011, won the fifth New York International Chess Tournament for the ‘Under 1600’ group last weekend.

The contest was held at the famous Marshall Chess Club, in New York City, one of the oldest chess clubs in the United States. Since 1931, the club has been in a townhouse in Greenwich Village.

Its rooms have seen some of the greatest players in the world play. They include the Royal Game, where José Raúl Capablanca gave his last exhibition, where Alexander Alekhine visited and played speed chess, and where 13-year-old Bobby Fischer defeated Donald Byrne in “The Game of the Century.”


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