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Chess

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Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All Ages

No matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain.

06/19/2014

Chess grandmaster Timur Gareev plays 10 games of chess against 10 inmates while wearing a blindfold. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chess Grandmaster Takes On 10 Jail Inmates Blindfolded, And Wins

A 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.

11/01/2013

Sheriff Dart On Chess

Russian Prisoners Take On Cook County Inmates In Chess Match

This 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.

05/15/2013

Sheriff Dart On Chess

Dart: Teach Inmates Chess And They’ll Learn Valuable Skills

Authorities hope to teach Cook County Jail inmates some lessons about patience, responsibility and learning from mistakes – by having them play chess.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012