Genesis Potini

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Birthday
5, 1963
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Aug 15, 2011 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1963
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Aug 15, 2011 (47)

About

Former New Zealand chess player known for his proficiency in speed chess. He was the subject of the award-winning documentary Dark Horse.

Before Fame

He used chess as a way to help underprivileged children in New Zealand, founding The Eastern Knights chess club.

Trivia

He suffered from bi-polar disorder, a struggle which was looked at in Dark Horse.

Family Life

He was of Maori descent. He died in 2011.

Associated With

In 2014, Dark Horse was turned into a feature film in which he was portrayed by Cliff Curtis.