The three children mentioned in the movie "Brooklyn Castle" yesterday, Rochelle, Justus, and James, are all black children. In addition, Darrian in the comments, and Joshua Colas, one of the three musketeers (3 Js) at the time. Nowhere else do you see so many black kids who are good at chess. The latest example is Tani.
Tani fled from Nigeria as a refugee in 2017, and today's news is that the Tani family's asylum application was approved. When the family first arrived here, they lived in a shelter for the homeless. Tani went to PS116. This school is now under the management of ICN, but telling from the team T-shirts at the time, it was ChessNYC, another famous institution.
Tani joined the school's Chess Club and worked very hard. It is common for him to do 500 tactical problems a week. After hard work, his rating improved rapidly. He learned chess in 2018 and won the K-3 championship in New York State in 2019, becoming famous in one fell swoop. In 2021, when he was 10 years old, he achieved national master. Now that he has obtained three IM norms, only need a SuperSwiss norm to become an IM.
Pictured above is Tani's autobiography. A very inspiring story. It seems that someone has already reserved the film rights.
That quote from yesterday, "If you work hard enough, you will succeed!"