‘MENTAL WARFARE’

Strategy of chess provides new vision for Douglass High students

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 20, 2018 8:24 PM CT | Published: September 20, 2018 12:51 PM CT
<strong>Sophomore Jalen Royal (left) ponders a move against Kylan Richardson in Kuwane Turner's chess class at Douglass High School on Aug. 27. The class helps teach students good sportsmanship as well as critical and strategic thinking</strong>. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Sophomore Jalen Royal (left) ponders a move against Kylan Richardson in Kuwane Turner's chess class at Douglass High School on Aug. 27. The class helps teach students good sportsmanship as well as critical and strategic thinking. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

From the outside, F-104 looks like any other classroom on the Douglass High campus. But step inside Kuwane Turner’s classroom and something different emerges. A world of strategy and thinking, of brainpower and reasoning, of competition on a whole different level. In F-104, the name of the game is chess. No nerds allowed and you better bring your A-game at all times. 

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chess team Douglass High School Jeff Bullington Kuwane Turner
John Varlas

John Varlas

John Varlas is a lifelong Memphian who has covered high school sports in various capacities for over 20 years.


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