COLUMBIA — The tournament hall was quiet.
Crossroads College Preparatory School chess player Benton Birch leaned back in his chair and contemplated his next move in the high school division at the Missouri Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament.
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Chess players from across the state gathered at Battle High School on Saturday to compete in the tournament, with players' ages ranging from kindergarten to high school. About 500 players attended.
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