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Elite chess players bring A-game to board

Kyle Stevens, 13, and Aaron Fahey, 13, participate in their second open chess tournament.
Kyle Stevens, 13, and Aaron Fahey, 13, participate in their second open chess tournament.

TENSION was high at the 2014 Queensland Open Chess Tournament in Gladstone as more than 40 competitors went head to head.

The two-day tournament had elite players and former champions bring their A game to the board.

You could hear a pin drop in the final rounds on Sunday as the top players battled it out at CQUniversity's Leo Zussino studios.

Friends and competitors Kyle Stevens and Aaron Fahey, both 13, each won three out of five games.

Kyle has played chess since he was in Year 5 while Aaron took up the game when he was in Year 1.

"It's good because you meet new friends and it warms your brain up," Kyle said.

"It also helps with patterns and maths."

But there could be only one champion.

Brodie McClymont came in first while Tom Maguire won best junior.

Women's International master Heather Richards won best open female.

Former international master player Gary Lane came in as second equal.

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