Queen of Katwe: Story of a Real-Life Female Ugandan Chess Prodigy

Here’s a trailer for Disney’s Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o. It follows the real-life story of  14-year-old Phiona Mutesi, an illiterate Ugandan chess prodigy, and her journey from the slums of Katwe to the international world of chess competition.

This is the real-life Phiona (learn more about her here):

And the movie’s got a great poster:

Archaeologists excavating the back yard of the Wallingford Museum on High Street in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, have unearthed a tiny medieval chess piece. At first museum curator thought it was a figurine of a cat, but once it was cleaned, they recognized the artifact as an Arabic chess piece carved from the tip of an antler.

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VHS tape of “Dustin Diamond Teaches Chess.”

Actual user review from IMDB:

“This video brought my family closer together. Hats off to "Screech” from Saved By The Bell Fame to do what no other cast member from this show has been able to do, and that is, teach chess.

In all seriousness, this is a decent and easy to follow guide that could be quite a useful tool to those studying chess. Having Dustin Diamond do the teaching will undoubtedly appeal to some of the younger fans of the show and of chess.“