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On Chess: Hall Of Fame Brings Chess To New Audiences

This story was originally posted on on March 12.

On Tuesday, USA Today published a story that outlined everything “hip and happening” in St. Louis.

Not surprisingly, the World Chess Hall of Fame got a nod. Wait. What? Not surprising, you say?

If the idea that chess is hip and happening is foreign to you, then I assume you still have the antiquated stereotype of the pocket protector-wearing übergeek ingrained in your mind.

But times they are a-changin’ my friends.

If you come by the Chess Club or World Chess Hall of Fame on any given night, you will see that chess appeals to a demographic as broad and varied as the city itself. And because of that widespread and growing interest, chess is, indeed, becoming quite hip and happening.

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