Making all the right moves

Photo by Rey Mashayekhi

Photo by Rey Mashayekhi

The renovation of Washington Square Park several years ago cramped the style of chess players there, leading to a new chess scene quickly developing in Union Square’s southern plaza. Saravuth Inn has earned a living playing chess in Union Square since 2008. He says his earnings are inconsistent, but enough to allow him to rent a $15-a-day room in Brooklyn.

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