A King in Hiding: How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion

A King in Hiding: How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion

Sophie Le Callennec, Xavier Parmentier


Forced to escape Bangladesh elderly 8, chess prodigy Fahim Mohammad arrived in Paris along with his father as unlawful immigrants.

Fahim was once tutored via one in every of France's best chess coaches, Xavier Parmentier, who gave him a feeling of goal, his struggles at the chessboard mirroring either his victories and his crushing defeats in his conflict for a standard existence. emerging via neighborhood and nationwide tournaments to be topped France's Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012, Fahim turned a countrywide sensation.

Told throughout the transparent eyes of a kid, Fahim's story is either heartwarming and grimly eye-opening in equivalent measure.

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