Hip Hop Meets Chess

Hip Hop Meets Chess


(SN) AN ODD COUPLE IS ATTRACTING SOME TALENT TO PROVIDENCE. THE FAST BEATS OF HIP HOP MEETS THE SLOW PRECISION OF CHESS AT THE HIP HOP CHESS CLUB. (HE) IT TURNS OUT THE TWO OPPOSITES GO TOGETHER PRETTY WELL. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER WALT BUTEAU HAS MORE IN THIS WEEK’S STREET STORY. EVERY MONDAY THE QUIET GAME OF CHESS GETS A BACK BEAT ON BROAD STREET IN PROVIDENCE. ERIC ‘KROOK ROCK’ MERCADO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE NUANCES OF A GOOD CHESS MOVE A LONG TIME AGO. “You see this. I did this right here because later on you’re going to forget that I did that and you’re going to leave this wide open.” BUT HE WAS PRETTY SURE A CLUB OFFERING ONLY THE FINER POINTS OF A GAME THAT’S 1500 YEARS OLD. . . “You gotta set your moves up for later on.” MIGHT NOT ATTRACT THIS BIG OF A CROWD. Getting people into it is not easy if you just tell them just come play chess. Adding the element of hip hop brings more intrigue to it. ADDING THE ELEMENT OF HIP HOP BRINGS MORE INTRIGUE TO IT. “When you see and hear… the two blended together…” “We at the hip hop chess club. And it’s all about that love.” YOU NOTICE A FEW SIMILIARTIES BETWEEN MOVES ON THIS BOARD. AND MOVES ON THIS BOARD. BOTH INVOLVE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PRECISION. . . AND PPITTING WORDS TO A BEAT TAKES PATIENCE TO GET IT RIGHT. . . “Human beat loves chess club.” PATIENCE IS ALSO VITAL ELEMENT IN CHESS. “No, no, no. Only this way. Ok, Ok.” “People think it’s just a game. But then when they really start to play chess, they realize it’s more than just a simple game. I’m going to beat you. You’re actually learning a lot about life. Patience. Consequences.” “Chess is a really, really cool game. ” “Soldiers and everything. Soldiers attacking the other soldiers.” “I feel like Chess is like life to me.” “While we’re teaching them about chess, we teach them about life in general.” THE CLUB’S GROWN FASTER THAN HE THOUGHT, BUT HES NOT CLOSING THE DOOR YET, FIND OUT MORE ON WPRI.COM… I’M WALT BUTEAU, EYEWITNESS NEWS. (HE)

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