Patrick Van Dyke reports on Facebook:
KingCo Chess League: Round 1:
The KingCo Chess League got underway today at Interlake High School. Fourteen teams, representing ten unique schools, gathered for the inaugural round. In the first of five Swiss rounds, the favorites mostly prevailed by 5-0 or 4-1 scores. The big surprise: 10th ranked Issaquah A held 3rd ranked Interlake B even to a 2.5- 2.5 draw.
While most of the overall match scores were relatively predictable, some of the games themselves were not. The most notable near-miss: Mercer Island’s Carlin Chuck was well on his way to a draw in a N+2P vs. N+2P ending when he lost on time against Redmond’s NM Daniel He.