After two weekends playing chess, a Gresham High School ninth-grader is three big trophies richer.
Steven Breckenridge placed highly in two categories at the U.S. Chess Federation’s 2007 National Junior High Championship, which is held for kindergartners through ninth-graders. He won a statewide championship the weekend before.
“I don’t really expect to win or expect to do well, I’m just hoping,” Breckenridge said before leaving for the tournament, held Friday through Sunday in Sacramento, Calif.
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