When you stroll through the streets of New York City and stumble across chess players, it's hard not to stop and admire the strategic intensity involved in moving queens and pawns across that black and white-squared chess board. It turns out that for the past 13 years, students at Intermediate School 318, a 1,600 student public middle school in Brooklyn's Willamsburg neighborhood, have been bringing that same intensity to the game, racking up more national chess championships than any other school in the nation. Now we get a taste of their success through Brooklyn Castle, a must-see documentary about a year in the life of five members of I.S. 318's chess team.

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