Rank and file | ETHS Chess Shows Depth at Congress Championship

The ETHS chess team continues to achieve consistent results in high school tournament play. At last weekend’s North Suburban Chess League Conference Championship, the 8-board varsity team finished in second place.

Evanston lost to Stevenson, the conference champion and currently the top-ranked team in the state, but won his matches against Glenbrook North, Highland Park and Northridge Prep. Meris Goldfarb was Evanston’s top scorer, with three wins and a draw on board 6, while Chris von Hoff, Jonah Chen and Luca Zerega had three wins and a loss.

Evanston was also invited to join a second team in the varsity division to fill the gap left by another team’s last-minute retirement. Evanston B took on the challenge, finishing in fifth place, ahead of several schools with established, strong chess programs. Evanston B’s top scorers were Sam Kemeny, with a perfect 4-0 record on board 6; Somil Bose, with 3 wins and a draw on board 8, and Daniel Dligach, with 3 wins on board 5.

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