Chess Father

Video By Joel Mason Gaines

2017 - Syracuse

Anton Ninno is a teacher at Southside Academy in Syracuse, New York and runs the Chess Class at the school. ‰ÛÏThe students benefit from chess because in addition to the thinking skills that they develop from playing chess, strategy, tactics, thinking ahead, anticipating what their opponent might do, they learn social skills. They learn how to get along with each other,‰Û says Ninno. He has expanded chess beyond the school with his nonprofit Syracuse Chess (, which promotes chess programs at other schools, community centers, etc. in the region.>