So now you are looking at Joshua with fresh eyes. Maybe you are looking at history in the making. To say Joshua is a chess whiz on White Plains High School's chess team would be an understatement. He's a chess champion, a prodigy whose ambition is to become one of the best players in the world, if not the best.
His father, Guy Colas, a self-described "average player," taught him to how to play when he was 7 years old. The kid immediately took to it.
Joshua's career highlights run more than five pages. His chess rating went up with each advancing year. At 10, he was considered the third best in the nation in that age category. At 12, Joshua became the youngest African-American Chess Master in history. In 2013, he was rated No. 1 among 13-year-olds.
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