Chess Kids: Special Edition

80mins2011Kids and FamilyTVG
Lynn Hamrick
In CHESS KIDS - SPECIAL EDITION, filmmaker Lynn Hamrick returns after nearly two decades of her first foray into the world of chess prodigies. Go behind the scenes at the World Youth Chess Tournament - the largest ever held in the United States. Meet Josh Waitzkin (the real-life subject of "Searching For Bobby Fischer") and Judit Polgar, the best female player of all time. Hear children as young as seven reveal how they ace the world's oldest game. Revisit Josh Waitzkin, Judit Polgar, and others who reflect on their chess lives past and present.
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