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Continued: Chess master expects to win

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 2, 2013 - 4:38 PM

What’s next for you? “I want to continue to improve. You do that by playing very good players, but also by teaching. I understand what I do, but I’m not always sure why. I’d like to take on some students — especially very good kids — and see what we both can learn.”


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  • Sean Nagle, an attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, won the 2012 state chess championship and did not play competitively again until this month’s Minnesota Open.

  • Nagle studied the board at the state open. He says he can often see five or six moves out, but that takes a lot of practice and study.

  • About the Mastery series

    This is the fourth in an occasional series about everyday Minnesotans who exhibit mastery — the combination of knowledge, skill, experience and understanding that offers deep command of a topic or activity. Previous installments have featured a triathlete, an upscale restaurant server and a glassblower.

    For more on chess

    Chess Castle of Minnesota: The largest chess club in Minnesota, 1121 NE. Jackson St., Suite 134, Mpls. 651-280-5473.

    Playoff to determine state champion: March 15-17 at the Chess Castle.

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