Limited Edition Black Goes First Chess Board. All Proceeds go to Black Youth Chess Programs
ADDRESSING GENERATIONS OF UNCONSCIOUS BIAS WITH ONE SIMPLE RULE CHANGE.
There’s a reason everybody wants to be white in chess. White goes first. It gives players a leg up in the game. And while it might seem coincidental or insignificant, something as simple as a single rule can be consequential.
Black people are underrepresented at elite levels of the game. There are only 3 Black grandmasters in the world of chess. Out of 1,721.
Why not try out one unofficial rule change? One that stands for inclusion. One that gives the other team a leg up. One that could inspire a new generation of younger players to fall in love with the game, and see success for themselves at its highest level.
WHERE THE FUNDS ARE GOING
The Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is dedicated to providing an inclusive setting for youth to interact, play and develop life strategy skills with invaluable mentorship and guidance. The organization provides sponsor-supported education scholarships.
Their mantra is, “fusing logic and the arts to unite minds and hearts.