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The face of determination at the 2009 Oregon State Chess Championships.

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The girls on the Forest Park team show off their trophies at the 2008 “Girls Play Chess” tournament. Nationally, fewer than 10 percent of chess players are girls; more than 35 percent of Chess for Success’s participants are girls.

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This smile says, “I’m two moves ahead of you.”

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You’re never too young to start learning chess. Exhibit A shows her stuff at the 2009 Girls Play Chess tournament.

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You don’t have me yet! A Chess for Success participant concentrates on his next move at the 2009 All Portland tournament.

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