Feel Good Saturday

“The strongest move Tani could have made at that point was to sacrifice his bishop. It was aggressive, bold and brave. It was a move most chess players wouldn’t even consider. But Tani is no ordinary chess player. And his journey isn’t ordinary, either. Fifteen months earlier, his family had settled into a New York City homeless shelter after fleeing Nigeria. Thirteen months earlier, he couldn’t tell a rook from a pawn.” ESPN: From homeless refugee to chess prodigy, 9-year-old dreams of becoming youngest grandmaster.

+ Mimicking Brooklyn, four SF parks adopt social distancing circles.

+ From near disaster to success story: how Japan has tackled coronavirus. (Psst… Masks.)

+ Cher sheds tears of joy as Pakistan’s loneliest elephant wins freedom. (That headline alone feels good…)

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