Struggling to survive as a child on the streets of a Ugandan slum, Phiona Mutesi probably didn't expect her life story to be turned into a Disney film.
Living in the impoverished township of Katwe in Kampala, she had tragically lost her father and one sibling - and her family regularly went without food.
But her luck all changed when she discovered chess.
Phiona was introduced to the game when she went to a local chess club because they provided free food for participants, and her coach soon realised she had natural talent. Read more via STV.