Ida Freeman Elementary students win National Chess Championship

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EDMOND, Okla. – For 17 years now, the chess club at Ida Freeman elementary school in Edmond has been extremely popular.

Chess coach and math teacher, David Nichols, has watched several generations of children light-up with a love for the game.

This past weekend, for the first time ever, a team of fourth and fifth graders were crowned the National Chess Champions.

2,000 students competed in the tournament.

Six of Ida Freeman’s students were ranked individually in the top 10 in their divisions.

David Nichols joins NewsChannel 4’s Linda Cavanaugh , along with several of his students, to talk about the competition in Dallas.

To check out their scores click here.