Friday, October 11, 2013

Hood Chess

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

I caught this uplifting documentary Brooklyn Castle on Netflix...

IS 318, on the outskirts of Williamsburg, is a hotbed for chess. Over the last decade that school has crushed national championships, which is why it was fucked up when the city trimmed the school's budget by a million bucks in the wake if the financial crisis. Despite the cut backs, a group of kids did not let that deter them from competing in events in Texas, Minnesota, and upstate New York. Oh, and they kicked some ass along the way and crushed the chess tables.

You don't have to know chess to appreciate this documentary. I'm eagerly awaiting Hollywood's version of chess in the hood.

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