A Brooklyn high school team continues its reign as scholastic chess champions.

The chess team at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood took home first place at the Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships over the weekend.

This is the 21st time the school has won the tournament.

More than 1,000 students from hundreds of public and private high schools competed at the two-day-contest.

"It always seems like we're between second and first place but we always somehow pull through at the end and claim our prize," said team member Anano Kapanadze.

It was very close this year. The team won with just a half point margin.

The team will travel to Saratoga to compete in the state tournament in March.