State chess championship returns for the first time since pandemic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There was a battle of strategy in Albuquerque Friday for the state High School Chess Championship. 

It’s the first time the New Mexico Activities Association has been able to hold a state tournament since the pandemic. 

“I think it’s important for kids to test themselves everyday and for this, at the end of the year to be able to test against the best in the state, it’s a big thing,” said Edward Rockey, Sandia Preparatory School chess coach.

More than 150 high school students competed in the tournament. 

Full the full 2023 State Championship results, click here.