Chess master plays, defeats Cook County inmates

CHICAGO - Timur Gareyev, one of the world's best chess players, was blindfolded when he took on 10 Cook County Jail inmates in Chicago and beat them all.

Gareyev was still wearing his Halloween costume Friday when he took on the medium security inmates, all of them participants in jail chess tournaments that were established in spring 2012.

Each inmate was sitting at a table with a chess board in front of him. They yelled out their moves and Gareyev did the same, with jail chess coach Mikhail Korean moving the pieces for Gareyev.

The Chicago Sun-Times ( ) reports that a little more than an hour into the match, the inmates began to fall.

Anthony Wooden, who was the second to last to lose, could only say "wow" after the match.

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