South Houston Chess Club bringing students together

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Monday, December 9, 2019
Chess brings students from all walks of life together
Chess brings students from all walks of life together

SOUTH HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- South Houston High School officially has a chess club, again.

The school's previous club closed several years ago, but students asked administrators to start it up again this year.

"You don't have to be a master chess coach, you just have to be a great motivator," said chess club coach Neyluz Dominguez. "Once you learn how to move the pieces, just go for a win."

Gretchen Prado, 15, started playing chess as a first grader in Cuba.

Now, she says the game has helped her adjust to life in South Houston.

"Chess was a major part of my life in Cuba. It's one of the things that helped me integrate into my new school," explained Prado. "I can make new friends through it."

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