Thalía Cervantes, a top-ranked American junior chess player, poses for a photograph at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis . The 14-year-old, who was born in Cuba and emigrated to the U.S., is competing in the 2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
Thalía Cervantes, a top-ranked American junior chess player, poses for a photograph at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis . The 14-year-old, who was born in Cuba and emigrated to the U.S., is competing in the 2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. SID HASTINGS Special to el Nuevo Herald
Thalía Cervantes, a top-ranked American junior chess player, poses for a photograph at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis . The 14-year-old, who was born in Cuba and emigrated to the U.S., is competing in the 2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. SID HASTINGS Special to el Nuevo Herald

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She grew up playing chess on the streets of Havana. Now she’s among the best in the U.S.

July 13, 2017 7:27 AM

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