Nicolas Checa is a junior at Dobbs Ferry High School in New York. He completed the Grandmaster requirements in November of 2018 and the title was approved by FIDE in March of 2019. Nicolas is the 2019 National High School Champion and the 2017 National High School Blitz Champion. In 2017 he was part of the American U-17 team in the “Match of the Millennials” played in Saint Louis. Also in 2017, he won the Marshall Chess Club Championship. In 2013, Nicolas won the New York State Championship as an 11-year old becoming the youngest New York State Champion in history. Since then, he has won several scholastic titles at the state level. In the summer of 2018, he served as a Senate Page representing New York in the United States Senate in Washington, DC.