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James Canty III

James Canty III is a professional chess player, coach, commentator, and content creator for Chess.com. Canty became a national master at 17 after winning the first Harold Steen Memorial Cup, which happened a year after his coach passed away. After such a meteoric rise Canty quickly became a legend in Detroit’s chess scene. Canty is also a popular chess streamer—his fans can watch Canty playing chess, analyzing games, and studying to become a Grandmaster on Twitch and YouTube.

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Books by James Canty III
A vibrant red book cover titled "become a chess champion" featuring colorful, stylized chess pieces including a king, queen, and knight, with rays of light emanating from the central pawn.
Kids will learn how to master the basics of the classic board game in this fun beginner’s guide from professional chess player James Canty III.
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