checkmate in chess
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May 28, 2006

They say his stare could give you ulcers or migraines. It could even drive you crazy. In this hour of To The Best Of Our Knowledge, the greatest chess player ever, Garry Kasparov. His most famous opponent was the IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue. Kasparov shocked the chess world when, at the age of 41, he suddenly retired from chess and went into politics in his native Russia. Also, the chess world’s surprising new star - the NFL’s MVP, Shaun Alexander.


Jennifer Shahade is the author of "Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport." She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. 

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July 08, 2007
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