For Better or Worse, Chess Makes the Front Page
The article, and the blogs noted above, discuss the serious problems at the recent Chicago Public Schools citywide chess championship that caused about half the players to walk out on the event. Panelas, of the Ray School Chess Club, tells me "I was at the tournament, and the article is very accurate."
This may not be the best reason for chess to hit the front page, but I get the impression that a number of chess coaches at Chicago's schools are confident that this will lead to some major changes, for the better. In the meantime, they are organizing their own citywide championship on April 21.
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