The saying goes, “they are playing checkers, while I am playing chess.” Chess is a term used to describe a master's level of playing games and intellect. Yes, chess is a complicated game between two people. It takes intense focus, skill and patience. Although the game of chess is not as mainstream as other games, the chess community is alive and well. The elusive society doesn’t seem in reach of the Black community, but make no mistake, we are in this space, and dominate while doing so. Here are three Black men chess players that you should know.