Cops vs Kids Chess at NYPD Headquarters!
“I was kind of scared because I’m still a beginner and I’m playing these big cops,” said Zoe Marengo-Rivera, 10, of the Lower East Side, who won three games against the Finest.
“There was one that was really good, but I caught him off guard by making all these weird moves and I checkmated him in about 40 seconds. We both burst out laughing.”
Sgt. Jahmel Felipe, a school safety cop who has played chess since he was 14, managed to win four games. Students Kenneth Martin, Nileidy Bello, Vincente Gomez and Bao Tran took top honors.