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Who is playing chess at McHenry’s Veterans Memorial Park?

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Ozzy Flores, left, considers his next move in a game of chess against Vincent Hart on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at McHenry's Veterans Memorial Park.
Jeff Varda waits for his first chess opponent at McHenry's Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The group of chess players is seeking in indoor space for their game nights.
Zach Martin, left, 19, and Jake Miller, 17, have played chess since they were young boys, learning from their fathers, and set up a board on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at Veterans Memorial Park.
Jeff Vada and Jeff Coleman are among the players who set up their chess game at McHenry's Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The group of players is seeking an indoor spot now.