Monday, November 14, 2011

"Masters of the Game and Leaders by Example"

Left to right: James Black Jr., Justus Williams and Joshua Colas
Richard Perry for The New York Times
Fewer than 2 percent of the 47,000 members of the United States Chess Federation are masters — and just 13 of them are under the age of 14. 

Among that select group of prodigies are three black players from the New York City area — Justus Williams, Joshua Colas and James Black Jr. — who each became masters before their 13th birthdays.
Check out this great story in The New York Times.

And let's work together to create some competition for the New Yorkers.

1 comment:

Kali said...

There's a film about two of these three incredibly bright players -- a documentary called Brooklyn Castle. It's raising funds for completion right now, actually. A trailer for the film is on the site at