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State chess tournament heats up in Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A state wide chess tournament was held Saturday at Forest Hill High School.  More than 260 students from all over the state competed in the Mississippi State Scholastic Chess Championship.

The competitors were as young as kindergarten students and as old as high school seniors.  Participants called the annual tournament fun and challenging.  Organizers believed the game of chess improves problem solving skills and math skills in students.

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