Warren Harper Wins 2007 Denker Tournament of High School Chess Champions!
Press
By Joan DuBois/Dewain Barber   
August 10, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dewain Barber
August 10, 2007714-998-5508
Press Release #26 of 2007AmChessEq@aol.com

(Crossville, TN) The 23rd Annual Denker Tournament of High School Champions took place at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ from July 29 to August 3.  This event was founded by GM Arnold Denker to provide an opportunity for the best high school players from each state to meet and compete. This years event broke a record with 51 participants! Since GM Arnold Denker passing in 2005 his son Mitchell continues "Arnie's" wishes to continue this event which first began in 1985.

Warren Harper, rated 2300 of Texas, took clear first with a 5.5 out of 6 point score. Harper not only wins the title of 2007 Denker Tournament of High School Champion but also receives a full, four year scholarship to Texas Tech University.

The final standings for the 2007 Denker can be found at: http://www.monroi.com/tournamentgate/07USOpen/standingsPD.html

Our USCF Chess Life Online article which includes games and photos is located at: http://www.monroi.com/tournamentgate/07USOpen/standingsPD.html

For additional details please contact Dewain Barber, Chairman of the Denker Committee.


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