Slumdog Chess Master: Ugandan girl uses chess to escape extreme poverty | 

A great story, of an illiterate Ugandan girl whose father died of AIDS, lived in a slum and found an escape by mastering chess. My favorite part of this CNN interview is when chess champ Phiona Mutesi says on a visit to New York City that she doesn’t like it: “Too noisy.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol0XY60N5ho

  • http://aviewfromthecave.com Tom Murphy

    I think NPR did a story about her a month ago. Maybe it was PRI. Either way it was a neat story about her and chess.