Kings of New York

Author(s): Michael Weinreb

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In Edward R Murrow School, Brooklyn, New York - an unconventional group of kids at an unconventional school located in the heart of the most unconventional city in America is making headlines, with a chess club. In "The Kings of New York", writer Michael Weinreb spends a year with the Murrow chess team, from cash games in Washington Square Park to state tournaments in Nashville, bringing to life an eccentric cast of characters. Meet Sal, Lithuanian self-proclaimed 'stupid, lazy genius'; Ilya, a shy Ukrainian immigrant; Oscar Santana, a Puerto Rican teen; Nataliya, the only girl on the team; and coach Eliot Weiss - a former pro ice-hockey player turned maths teacher. They're a true cross-section of New York: immigrants, natives, rich, poor, black, and white, kids who couldn't be more different except when it comes to one thing - chess. "The Kings of New York" is the story of how these eight boys and girls battle their differences to come together as a team, and how they face their victories and disappointments.

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General Fields

  • : 9780224077712
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : vinteb
  • : 0.327
  • : March 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Weinreb
  • : Paperback
  • : 304