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Chess experts use brain differently than amateurs

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Experts use different parts of their brains than amateurs, maximizing intuition, goal-seeking and pattern-recognition, said a study out Thursday that examined players of shogi, or Japanese chess. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to compare the brain activity of amateurs and professionals who were presented with various shogi board patterns and [...]

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Police bust seven men playing chess

The men were ticketed for failing to comply with signs advising: "Adults allowed in playground areas only when accompanied by a child under the age of 12." / AFP Source: AFP ROOKIE mistake? maybe. A squad of police officers in bulletproof vests swooped into an upper Manhattan park in New York and charged seven men [...]

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