Harker chess players won big at the US Chess Federation’s National High School Championship in Atlanta this past weekend. Sophomore Vignesh Panchanatham took first place in the K-12 Championship individual competition, while the team of Panchanatham, freshmen Michael Wang and Shaunak Maruvada, and senior Richard Yi won the team event.
Evan Lohn, grade 12, and Richard Wang, grade 9, took first and second, respectively, in the unrated portion of the K-12 Championship. Other standout individual performances were by Michael Wang, who placed 10th in the K-12 Championship and Yi, who placed 20th in the same category, out of nearly 300 competitors. In all, more than 1,400 players participated in the event.
The story was covered in fpawn, a chess news site: