Brooklyn chess champions teach the game to P.S. 250 students in Williamsburg

The 12-year-old champions helped 8-year-old students compete in a tournament. (5/1/14)

BROOKLYN - Elementary school students are receiving lessons in chess from the best of the best, and they happen to be their own older peers.  

Two Brooklyn 12-year-olds who have won several chess championships all over the country spent time at P.S. 250 in Williamsburg mentoring and teaching younger kids how to play the game too. 

It was all set up by the organization "Foundations for Success," which believes it’s more powerful for kids to learn from their peers. 

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The veteran chess champs not only got to watch their 8-year-old protégés compete in a tournament, but they also took home $50 each as a thank you. 

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