Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Hip-Hop Chess Champion

He encourages other young people to take up the sport, emphasizing that it stresses the importance of long-term thinking to a community that frequently doesn’t see very far beyond the present. “The way you have to think in chess is good for everyday thinking, really, especially for brothers in the urban community who never take that second look, never take that second thought.”

The Wu-Tang Clan has a site called WuChess, that allows participants to practice their board-battling skills online. A tour of that site is available here.

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