chess players elementary school - TODAY Show videoTed Komada, the music teacher who started a chess club nine years ago at Killip Elementary School, hoped to help the mostly low-income students build confidence.

Now, his chess team heads to the national finals, after having won five consecutive state championships in Arizona.

The club that began with only two kids now attracts one hundred and practices nearly every day.

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