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Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.
American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.
Current World Chess Champion and Soviet Communist Party protege Anatoly Karpov faces Viktor Korchnoi, a harsh critic of the Soviet regime, who claimed political asylum in Holland in 1976, for the crown at the 1978 World Chess Championship.
Relatively unknown even to those involved in the game, a South African checkers player travels to Las Vegas to compete in the US national championship, where he shocks the competition with his performance.
On the eve of the draft lottery in Thailand, Oat remembers trying to convince his older brother to change his fate.