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Twelve local students competed in the recent Chess K-12 on Marco Island tournament at the Marco Island Library. After four rounds, there was a first-place tie between 10th grader Michael Curiale of Lely High School and fifth-grader Alex Sousa of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Third place saw a tie between fifth-grader Tyler Mastrangelo and first-grader Charles Haunschild, both of Tommie Barfield Elementary School. Every competitor received a chess medallion from instructor/coach Wade Keller. For information about Chess K-12 on Marco Island, call Mr. Keller at 389-2525, email wk@kellerpublishing.com or follow Chess K-12 on Marco Island on Facebook. 1. The competitors face off. 2. Wade Keller, at back, with 11 of the tournament’s 12 participants at the Marco Island Library. 3. Michael Curial, Alex Sousa and Tyler Mastrangelo with Chess K-12 on Marco Island coach/ instructor Wade Keller. 21p1.jpg