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Editor's Viewpoint: Winning moves

Published 24/07/2012

Those of us of a certain age can only marvel at the complexity of modern computer games beloved of so many teenagers.

But 18-year-old Karina Kruk from Carrickfergus prefers a traditional game at which the top players can beat even the most sophisticated computers. It is of course chess and Karina is representing Ireland at the forthcoming Olympiad in Turkey.

Being a teenager and female makes her something of a rarity in the competitive world of chess on this island, but in the homeland of her Polish father chess is a game played by all ages and now Karina is hoping that her winning moves will encourage more young people here to take it up.

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