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Chess grandmaster challenges Madison's best young players

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A world-renowned chess player took on a talented group of students in Madison on Friday.

Maurice Ashley showed his skills and check-mated 25 students at Wright Middle School.

One youngster offered a bit of a challenge for the grandmaster.

11-year-old Brian Luo was one of the last players left.

His chess coach calls him a prodigy and says the competition is a great way to introduce kids to a game of intelligence and skill.

Ashley's visit is part of the Asset Builders 8th Annual Money Conference.

The conference continues Saturday at Wright Middle School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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