Phiona Mutesi, whose aptitude for the game of chess took her from an impoverished African slum and transformed her into the Queen of Katwe, the subject of a Hollywood movie, shared the inspiring story of her life Saturday with a group of young students in Rohnert Park.
“Chess has given me a platform where I can speak and restore hope for people without hope,” the 21-year-old internationally recognized chess player from Uganda said during an appearance at the Rohnert Park Senior Center.
The event, organized by local nonprofit Chess For Kids, introduced 30 students to the real people whose lives inspired the 2016 Disney film “Queen of Katwe” and a 2012 book of the same title….
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by NICK RAHAIM
August 12, 2017, 6:45PM