Rochelle Ballantyne, a 17 year old student from Brooklyn, will be competing later this month at the 2012 World Youth Chess Championships in hopes of becoming the first black female chess master in the history of the game. She and the other members of her school’s chess team (all males) were featured in the documentary, Brooklyn Castle, which was released last month. Best of luck to Rochelle in the competition!
Read her interview with Teen Vogue: http://www.teenvogue.com/my-life/profiles/2012-10/rochelle-ballantyne-chess-brooklyn-castle#ixzz2AzMG4hQw
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