Hundreds looked to be king in Central Park on Saturday at the largest chess tournament in the United States.
The 13th annual Chess-in-the-Park's Rapid Open pitted players of all ages from around New York against each other.
Players checked their skills in 500 different games of chess, which took place every half hour.
The tournament is a partnership between the Parks Department and Chess-in–the-Schools, which works to teach public school students the game of chess.
"I worked for this tournament last year, so I decided to play this year, just to try it out again and start chess again," said one competitor.
"It's like a little pressure and scary, but it's okay," said another.
"I like it really more for the kids, because it gives them a chance to play chess, as opposed to just playing video games. It's gets them outside, it gets them to compete. I think it's a great sport," said a third.
Players competed for chess sets, trophies, medals and other prizes.