I love reading the Sunday New York Times, and the March 17, 2019 edition printed a great story about an 8-year-old boy. The son of Nigerian refugees, he lives with his family in a Manhattan homeless shelter. And he loves chess!
He learned how to play a year ago and today his USCF rating stands at 1480, which is good for his age. A bright beginner usually has a rating around 1000.
Tanitoluwa Adewumi is now New York State's chess champion for K-3rd grade. Not bad at all.
People around the world have talent but not all of them get the right opportunities. This boy now has access to chess lessons and people have started a GoFundMe page to help his family.
This is an awesome story and I wish the boy great success.
NCM Vas Sladek
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