GM Denker Mission Statement

The GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High School State Champions brings together the top high school players of each US Chess state affiliate in friendly competition through the support of the Denker Family and many other chess organizations and enthusiasts.

 Goals & Core Values

Every chess player in grades 9-12 should have the opportunity to qualify for this event.

Provide recognition for achievement in their state.

Provide an opportunity to prove they are the best in the country.

Develop a camaraderie with fellow players that will last a lifetime.

Open the door for other opportunities for them.