Checkmate: The Black Schoolboy Who Beat a Chess Grandmaster at 12 (Paperback)

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A moving account of how a chess team made up of council estate children inspired an entire working-class community to take up the game that had normally been played by those from a more privileged background.


Micklefield School in the heart of a working-class community was inspired by a formidable teacher called Mr. Green who made it his quest to form a chess team that would make the school and the area proud. After two years of training the school produced 5 individual chess champions, the school started winning the chess league and produced a player (Brian Lewis) that beat an International Grandmaster within 4 years at the age of 12.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781739812102
ISBN-10: 1739812107
Publisher: Brian Lewis
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 60
Language: English