Crane Country Day School fifth-graders, from left, Gray Mackall, Penn MacNeil and Kian O’Connor took second place in the team division of the Western Grade Chess Tournament earlier this month in Anaheim. The tournament was hosted by American Chess Institute under the direction of Chess Master Andrew Svehaug.

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