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Checkmate

In video on August 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

The award-winning Raider Rooks Chess Team at Edison Park Elementary School in Miami struggled to make it to tournaments due to budget cuts.

At the school, chess is a tool used to boost self-esteem, improve academics and behavior as well as expose students to the world outside of their impoverished neighborhood.

The elementary school sits wedged between an Interstate 95 barrier wall and a public housing project in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.

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