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ETHS Chess team finishes strong at IHSA State Tournament

Feb 28, 2020  4:30pm CT


ETHS Chess Team

ETHS Chess team competed in the 2020 IHSA State Tournament. Pictured from left (front row): Luca Zerega; Jenna Donovan; Rohil Bose.  Back row: Coach Tom Doan; Simon Wesenberg; Meris Goldfarb; Declan Ahern; Ian Dunbar; Elie Platnick; Alex Fogel; Nick Kanzok; Alan Wang; Nathan Melnikov; Henry Zaslow; Coach Keith Holzmueller.


The Evanston Township High School Chess team had a strong performance at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Tournament in February. Seeded eighth, the team collected six wins and finished in fourth place.


ETHS senior Alex Fogel, junior Alan Wang, and freshman Elie Platnick were among the top performers during this year’s competition. Nick Kanzok, Ian Dunbar, Simon Wesenberg, Jenna Donovan, Rohil Bose, Declan Ahern, Meris Goldfarb, Nathan Melnikov and Henry Zaslow also contributed to the team's overall success.


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