Congratulations to Odle Middle School eighth grader Thiruvasagam Thirunavukkarasu for his win at the Washington State Chess Tournament on April 21 in Pasco, Wash.

Odle 2018 Chess WinnerIn addition to being named the 2018 Washington State Middle School Champion, he was awarded $100 by the Washington Elementary Chess Championship program.

Seventeen middle school players around Washington participated in four rounds of intense G90 dual rated chess games against players rated as high as 2000. Thirunavukkarasu won all his games including a win against the highest rated person.

Learn more by visiting the Northwest Chess website.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.