Brooklyn students compete in annual Columbus Day Chess Tournament

Dozens of Brooklyn students competed in the annual Columbus Day Chess Tournament in Manhattan today. Around 800 students gathered for the tournament, organized by the

Around 800 students gathered for the tournament, organized by the Chess in the Schools program, at Frederick Douglas Academy.

Around 800 students gathered for the tournament, organized by the Chess in the Schools program, at Frederick Douglas Academy. (10/14/13)

BROOKLYN - Dozens of Brooklyn students competed in the annual Columbus Day Chess Tournament in Manhattan today.

Around 800 students gathered for the tournament, organized by the Chess in the Schools program, at Frederick Douglas Academy.

Organizers say these tournaments aren't just about chess, they’re also an opportunity for students to socialize.

Those interested in getting involved with Chess in the Schools for weekend and holiday tournaments, can visit their website.

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