Watch This 13-Year-Old Beat a Chess Hustler in Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is home to some of the best street chess players in New York City. Known as hustlers, these players will challenge anybody for a few bucks and rarely lose, though sometimes they do try to cheat when behind. Not this time though, as famous hustler "Cornbread" is defeated by this talented 13-year-old player.

Two years ago Cornbread taught John a lesson in chess hustling. John turned 11 last week and his chess game has just taken a leap. In a tournament last weekend, he beat a player ranked freakin' 1784 !!!! And today John went back to Washington Square and finally bested Cornbread - from both sides of the board.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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