Masterman chess team wins national title

Philadelphia's Julian R. Masterman Middle School chess team won a national championship on Sunday. Credit: Getty Images
Philadelphia’s Julian R. Masterman Middle School chess team won a national championship Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images

Philadelphia’s Julia R. Masterman Middle School chess team won the national middle school championship title at the SuperNationals V tournament held in Nashville last weekend.

Masterman won the national championship Sunday.

The Masterman team is Alex Wlezien, Angel Hernandez-Camen, Srisa Changolkar, Nalin Khanna, Shira Moolten, Torin Kuehnle and Alejandro Budejen-Jerez. Their coaches were Stephen Shutt and Greg Shahade.

Alex Wlezien came in second place and Nalin Khanna and Angel Hernandez-Camen tied for 20th place in the individual competition. Also competing for Masterman in the K-9 section were Yuva Gambhir, Hayden Keller, Zachary Kingsley and Manus Narula.

The SuperNationals event is only held every four years.


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