Playing chess with the masters on Market Street

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By Sam Harnett

It’s not often that a 93-year-old, a trapeze artist, a kid from the Sunnydale projects and a DJ from a gentlemen’s club can find something in common.

In San Francisco, that something is chess. The Mechanics’ Institute is the oldest chess club in the nation. Reporter Sam Harnett is a chess enthusiast himself, but it’s been quite awhile since he last played. So he went out to rekindle his spirit for the game by talking with the city’s chess-obsessed, both on the streets and in the Mechanics’ club, for this segment of Meet Your Neighbors.

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Posted By: KALW News (Email) | November 10 2010 at 04:30 PM

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