Star of the award winning 2001 documentary "Dark Horse" - Genesis Potini has died of a Heart Attack aged 46 on the 15th August 2011
Genesis Potini - Gisborne's speed chess maestro, specialized in running opponents up against the clock, often trash-talking his way to victory. He was also known as a formidable communicator, a teacher , chess coach and up-front advocate for Mental Health issues.
Widely respected for his phenomenal achievements in promoting the educational benefits of chess, particularly in the poor communities.
Genesis' thoughts on the benefits of chess in education at
Dark Horse Star in action !
Genesis Potini (1613) vs Justin Davis (1647)
White to Play
Black concerned at White's forces aiming at his King, decides to play it safe with 13...h6
but Genesis has seen further and unleashes a nasty surprise ......