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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