Now he has set about sharing his skills and passion with a new generation of young players, such as rising star Mbuyiseli Mvoyi who claims chess helps him with his academic work. It gives him focus, discipline and drive.
Brian is currently trying to get more female players interested in chess. He says that they have a focus and determination that many of the boys lack.
He has helped the Sibanye Khayelitsha Chess Team rise up through the Cape Town club rankings, but a lack of sponsorship threatens their future participation.
This article was published in partnership with ACTIVATE! , a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public across South Africa.
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