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US women's chess champ to take on kids in Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. women's chess champion is to play simultaneous matches against 50 children at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The so-called "simul" (SEYE'-muhl) competition featuring Irina Krush is scheduled for Friday. Krush won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship the past two years.

She's set to take on members of the Detroit City Chess Club, a group of area students who gather on Fridays at the DIA to hone their skills.

Coach Kevin Fite uses simuls to develop the skills of his players, and they have competed in several such competitions at the museum.

Fite started the club 10 years ago as a lunchtime activity at Duffield Elementary School in Detroit. The program expanded to allow the participation of former Duffield students as well as students from around the area.

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