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Baltimore man looking to win $50k prize in national chess tournament

Shelby Getz
Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 10:58:54-04

BALTIMORE — This weekend, a Baltimore area man will look to win $50,000 in the U.S. Senior Championship chess tournament.

An active member in the Maryland chess scene, 58-year-old Shelby Getz earned his place in the tournament by winning the 2019 National Senior State Championship.

His qualifications include being an International Chess Federation Master.

The tournament will be hosted by the St. Louis Chess Club online through Monday.

Getz will play nine rounds against nine other men age 50-and-over.

You can watch the tournament here.