Whitney Young Chess Team Wins Fourth State Title In Six YearsThere was a pep rally at one of the best public schools in Chicago this morning and it featured a team that, in most places, might not usually get top billing at a pep rally: the chess team.
Grade Schoolers Take On Chicago Cops In Chess TournamentIt has been a humbling day for some Chicago Police Officers trying their hand at chess against a group of grade-school kids.
Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All AgesNo matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain.
Chess Grandmaster Takes On 10 Jail Inmates Blindfolded, And WinsA chess grandmaster, ranked 3rd in the U.S., put his skill at playing blindfolded to the test Friday at the Cook County Jail, beating ten inmates in two hours, without ever seeing any of the chess boards.
Russian Prisoners Take On Cook County Inmates In Chess MatchThis was not Boris Spassky vs. Bobby Fischer. First, it was a match between prison inmates, not world class chess masters. Second, the Russians won this time.
Dart: Teach Inmates Chess And They'll Learn Valuable SkillsAuthorities hope to teach Cook County Jail inmates some lessons about patience, responsibility and learning from mistakes – by having them play chess.