Black People : Homeless man is chess king of Washington.

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  1. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WASHINGTON (AFP) - He sleeps on a bench, but he is king of chess during the day at Washington's Dupont Circle, where he dazzles beginners and masters alike with his winning moves on the park's stone chessboards.
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    Tom Murphy, 49, makes what little money he has from teaching his prodigious knowledge of the game to passersby for a few dollars.

    "He has the title of expert in chess. This is the second highest American title; above him are master. So it means he is quite good," said Washington's Chess Center director David Mehler.

    A former math and science major and a celebrity among amateurs, Murphy has made the Dupont Circle public square America's most prestigious chess park after New York's fabled Washington Square, according to some chess lovers.

    "The mathematical equation has always been fascinating to me, then when you add the camaraderie, the ambiance, the open air, it's almost irresistible," said Murphy, peering over a park chessboard that draws players from all walks of life -- students, doctors, lawyers, drunkards.



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  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    spiritual brilliance

    doesn't always equate to material brilliance

    obviously this guy has talent

    to say the least

    he should be able to inspired someone

    and he needs a chance too

    a chance to live
     
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