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Chess State: Documentary Film Chronicles IHSA Chess State Tournament

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Rick Rysso is the Producer & Director of Chess State, a new documentary film that chronicles the IHSA Chess State Tournament, which Rysso calls “the best high school chess tournament in the world.”

The film will debut at Center Stage Theater in Naperville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.
For more info, visit or Chess State’s Facebook Page.

Below is the movie’s first official trailer:

CHESS STATE - Official First Trailer from Chess State on Vimeo.