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U.S. Open Chess Championship comes to Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- For the first time ever, Madison hosts the U.S. Open Chess Championship. 

Hundreds of players will take part at the Madison Marriott West. Some as you as 5 years old all the way up to their mid-80s. 

The games kicked off Saturday night after an opening ceremony. 

Wisconsin has two representatives playing for the championship. One of them is Madison-native Awonder Liang; who became the youngest ever U.S. Chess Master at just 10-years-old. 

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