Aspiring young chess masters are getting an across the board lesson as chess camp kicks off this week in Manhattan.
Kids are getting a chance to learn the game from top rated Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen along with a team of other chess experts.
The Chelsea camp was organized by Chess NYC, a community of chess players based mainly in Greenwich Village.
Coaches are on hand for roughly 200 beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
"They're sitting across the board and they have to concentrate and focus. It incorporates a lot of math and science. Chess is a game of math. You're socializing with other kids. You're learning how to win and lose. If you're on a team, you're becoming a good teammate," said Chess NYC Director Russ Makofsky.
"When you make good plans and it works out for you or you just get lucky once in a while, It's just fun how the game can turn so quickly," said National Chess Master Justus Williams.
Williams, a 14-year-old from the Bronx is the youngest African American to become a national master at the game. He says more kids should make a move toward chess.
"There's a lot of talent out there, I feel like a lot of kids could do well if they try something new," Williams said.
Organizers say there are still some spots open.
Players can also choose to attend the week-long events or for just a day.
For more information, visit chessnyc.com.