The power of one

The world economy may seem vast and impersonal. But take a closer look.

Brainpower
Chess in the Schools tournament, Harlem
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In a contest of identical armies, the only weapon is thought. Dalvir Bhatti, a sixth-grader at the Mott Hall School, plots out sequences that remove her opponent's big pieces. "The king is a baby," she says. And the endgame is swift.

Photograph by Stanley Greene

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