SJIC is sending a contingent of 27 chess students to the National K-12 Grade Championships being held just outside Washington DC from Dec. 9-11, 2022 (you can read more about the Nationals here: https://incntr.com/chess/sjic-is-going-to-the-nationals/). This is the fourth of a series of profiles highlighting four SJIC participants.

  • Player: Shawn Wang
  • Age: 18
  • USCF Rating: 2203
  • School: Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
  • Grade: 12
  • Playing style: “Aggressive and tactical”
  • Favorite opening for black: French
  • Goals for this year’s Nationals: Try and get first place, or be part of the top three. Get a gold medal
  • How he got into chess: Got involved at school’s Chess Club in first grade
  • First Rating: Around 800 in 3rd grade
  • Random facts: Enjoys working out and playing water polo. Likes chemistry.