Edward R. Murrow High School chess team wins the state championships for the 16th time
Coach Eliot Weiss thinks they’re going all the way.
Alex Ostrovskiy is individual state champ.
By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The fabled chess brainiacs at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn checkmated their rivals Sunday to win the state championship for an unprecedented 16th time.
Wiping out some 80 other teams from Buffalo to the Bronx, the budding Bobby Fischers of the Avenue L school qualified for the national championship, which begins April 4.
“Our goal is to win and then go to Washington to meet President Obama,” said 17-year-old, Nigeria-born Azeez Alade, a junior at the Midwood high school who has been playing chess since the second grade, when he could barely speak English.
It could happen: Murrow has won the national high school chess championship seven times, and last marched into the Oval Office to meet then-President George W. Bush after a triumph in 2007.