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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Edan Shoghi holds a black king, his favorite chess piece. He said he considers the king the most valuable attacking piece on the chess board. Photo: Bill Motchan 

Young Jewish chess players develop matchless life skills

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light December 31, 2020

Edan Shoghi, an energetic 9-year-old at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, enjoys playing soccer, basketball, tennis and Minecraft. But he really excels at chess.“What I like best about playing chess is strategy and tactics,” Edan said. “Let’s...

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