Chess has always been a very interesting game to me, for a long time, I thought that anyone that played chess would have to be a very smart person or someone that has a lot of time on their hands.

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According to WIVB, Danielle little is the founder of Young Royalty Chess Academy, and since the pandemic, there has been a large increase in young people interested in learning the game. Danielle is 22-years-old and has been playing for over 10 years.

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It's a game that you can play endlessly with different variations, the combination of quarantine and the release of the show, The Queen's Gambit... It has really sparked interest- I think the show did an excellent job showing how intimate but exciting and invigorating chess can be.

said, Danielle Little according to WIVB.

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Credit: WIVB

Danielle Little moved to Buffalo and attended Buffalo Seminary, she met a parent who was a chess tournament director, Danielle said, "we started a chess club and I started to engage in tournaments". By her senior year, Little was ranked #41 of young women in the nation by the U.S. chess federation, according to WIVB.

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Danielle is bringing the game to the Queen City with the Young Royal Chess Academy, she will be teaching in schools, communities, and youth organizations. You can get more information on the program here.

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