Young Lions give joint simul

The “Young Lions” roared in DC as the trio of 13-year old chess masters trekked to the nation’s capitol to give and simultaneous exhibition of 30 students. Justus Williams, Josh Colas and James Black Jr., all 2300-rated masters, played ten boards apiece at the Chess Challenge after-school program. Each of them got a chance to impart words of inspiration to the students and it may be the beginning of things to come.

Josh Colas makes move on simul participant. Photo by WTOP Photo/Andrew Mollenbeck.

Josh Colas makes move on simul participant.
Photo by WTOP Photo/Andrew Mollenbeck.

Chess journalist and coach Jamaal Abdul-Alim co-organized the event and asserted, “There’s no magic involved. It’s not a mystery. It’s about study, it’s about hard work, it’s about dedication.” The three masters have won countless national titles between them and have made the Black community proud. Notwithstanding, their success has a worldwide impact.

Link: https://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2794910

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