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14-year-old Detroiter will represent her hometown at World Junior Chess Championships

A picture of Charisse Woods smiling
Sarah Cwiek
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Michigan Radio
Charisse Woods hopes to someday earn the title of United States Chess Federation National Master.

This Saturday, a ninth-grader from Detroit's Cass Tech High School will board a jet for Mumbai, India. Fourteen-year-old Charisse Woods will represent Detroit at the World Youth Chess Championships. We talked to Woods about how she got her start in chess, and her aspirations to become a National Master, a title very few chess players ever earn.

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