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Chess: The Competition is Fierce But You Wouldn’t Know It From the Sound

The game of chess is played everywhere, of course. In public parks, in schools — you might even come across a couple of folks hunched over a chess board at your favorite coffee shop. Last month, we sent Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton to the Houston Scholastic Open – a chess tournament for kids in elementary […]

The game of chess is played everywhere, of course. In public parks, in schools — you might even come across a couple of folks hunched over a chess board at your favorite coffee shop.

Last month, we sent Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton to the Houston Scholastic Open – a chess tournament for kids in elementary and middle school – to learn more about chess in H-town.

The competition at the tournament is fierce, but you wouldn’t know it from the sound.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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