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Each year, the National Elementary Scholastic Chess tournament attracts students from across the nation–this year, to Nashville, Tennessee. The young chess players dream of becoming grandmasters, winning trophies, and earning some of the $20,000 in scholarship money that’s on the table. This year, P.S. 335, an elementary school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has qualified for the national championships for the first time. In partnership with Uptown Radio, Jackie Mader visited the chess team as they prepare for their debut.