Chess & Checkers House (mid-Park at 64th Street)
Saturday, July 22
Check-In: 10:30 am | Start: 11:00 am
International Master Kassa Korley is an American-born Danish chess player who began playing chess at five years old without a formal instructor. At age 15, he became the youngest African-American to earn the US Chess Federation title of National Master. He went on to become a FIDE Master in 2010 and International Master in 2014. Kassa has two grandmaster norms, which he earned in 2018 at the Charlotte Chess Festival and in 2019 at the Xtracon Chess Open in Copenhagen. He resides primarily in New York City, but splits his time living with family in Denmark. Kassa attended Duke University and worked at Codecademy after graduating, leaving in 2019 to focus on becoming a Grandmaster.
Register in advance to secure your spot. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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