Since at least 2005, the game of chess has been played in classrooms at Metro High School. Whether it’s before school or after school and especially during the lunch hour, the boards come out, the pieces are placed, and the strategy happens.

This video shows several match ups in action and the focus displayed by students.

Whether you are a new player or an expert, these strategic moves give students mini life lessons as they move each piece in working towards the goal of “checkmate!”

Check it out!