Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

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42 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 "Guys, you gotta know your tactics," Corbin Seavers says on a Saturday morning in February at the Louisville Urban League headquarters on West Broadway. e West Louisville Chess Club coach talks strategy with the handful of kids huddled around him, while others arrive with their parents and sign in. A girl clutching a Barbie doll walks in, and Seavers has a boy sit down with her and introduce her to the pieces and board. Seavers advises the group on strategy. "Where are you going, baby? E7?" he says A BIT DEEPER Chess for Success A club at the Louisville Urban League teaches strategy, sportsmanship and so much more. By Mary Chellis Nelson Photo by Mickie Winters THE BIT to a girl. "I don't know about that. What do y'all think about that? Was that a good move? Talk to me!" A couple kids mumble some answers. "No! She's gonna lose the queen for nothing! She should have just went ahead and took that rook. at was free money." Seavers, who teaches at various schools, gives private chess lessons and plays throughout town, founded the West Louisville Chess Club in 2016 when the Urban League approached him about starting one at their site. e club meets twice a month and hosts family chess nights every few weeks. Now 30 members

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