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The Queen of Katwe: One Girl`s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl`s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess - a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that - like their daily lives - requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country`s junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master - the first female titled player in her country`s history - Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world`s most unstable coun­tries. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and inspirational book that shows how `Phiona`s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard` (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

  • Вес : 501 г

  • Тип обложки (Переплет) : Мягкая обложка 

  • Количество страниц : 256 

  • Год выпуска : 2016 

  • Автор на обложке : Tim Crothers 

  • ISBN : 9780349141770 

  • Язык издания : Английский 

  • Издательство : ABACUS 

  • Автор : Тим Кразерс