Game of Kings

Game of Kings

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation?s top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York?s public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.In the months to come, Ilya will take regular lessons from an SAT tutor, and he will apply to several of his dream schools, including Georgetown and MIT. ... exam) and he will write several application essays about his experiences as the captain of the best chess team in the nation. ... will wind up with scholarship offers at both Columbia and NYUa#39;s Stern Business School, and another of his classmates, anbsp;...

Title:Game of Kings
Author: Michael Weinreb
Publisher:Penguin - 2007-12-27

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