Brooklyn Young Woman Chess Master

4 Nov

Rochelle Ballantyne, is 17, and is on track to become the first female chess master. Ballantyne is featured in the documentary “Brooklyn Castle”, which follows students from Intermediate School 318. Her motivation stems from her grandmother, who taught her how to play when she was in third grade. In April of this past school year IS 318 became the first middle school team to win the United States Chess Federation’s national high school championship. The 2012 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Maribor, Slovenia from November 7-19

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