Maurice Ashley, Daniel Percival
Set in 1990s Harlem, The Dragon tells the remarkable true story of Kasaun Henry, a chess prodigy struggling for survival and searching for guidance. He is caught between Maurice Ashley, his college educated chess instructor, and Tyrell Gates, one of the most feared gangsters in Harlem. The two men share a passion for chess but their clashing philosophies about power, survival, and violence bring them into inexorable conflict as they fight for the boy’s soul. As Kasaun’s talent takes him toward the National Junior Chess Championship, his dream is threatened by those closest to him, and he is forced to choose his own path or risk losing everything he has worked for.