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Sam Schmakel

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Rick Rysso spent the better part of two years shooting the film, and just released its first trailer.

North Edgebrook »

Sam Schmakel is playing in the Millionaire Chess Open, which boasts the biggest prize fund in history.

Near West Side »

The state's top high school chess player will start college as a five-time national champion.

West Loop »

Sam Schmakel, who also has claimed five national titles, leads his team into this weekend's IHSA finals.

Downtown »

A proposal to fund and organize a Chicago Public Schools chess program has been ignored for years.

Jefferson Park »

University of Illinois junior Michael Auger hoped to lead upset-minded Illini to a national championship.