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Long Live the King!

When a computer named Big Blue is the most famous practitioner of your craft, you know you’ve stumbled into a niche where popularity is scarce. And the threat of ridicule by the “cool kids”? It’s very real. Take solace, chess players: You play one of the most intellectually challenging games invented. Popularity and acceptance might not be as far off as it seems. Anyone listening to the King of All Media since his move to Sirius satellite radio can tell you that Howard Stern is fast becoming one of the game’s biggest advocates. While this might not prevent the occasional wet willy, it certainly adds a tinge of pop culture respectability to playing with pawns. Mingle with other wedgie recipients of all ages and skill levels at the chess club in the Weston Branch Library (4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston) from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. this Sunday. Call 954-389-2098.
Sundays, 1:30 p.m., 2008
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Brett Gillin

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