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by Mildred Europa Taylor, at 10:15 am, June 10, 2018, History

5 interesting facts you should know about soul music legend Ray Charles

Ray Charles played chess — Pinterest

He played chess

This was his favourite hobby but since he was blind, he had to use a special board with raised squares and holes for the pieces. In 2002, Charles played and lost to American Grandmaster (chess) and former U.S. Champion Larry Evans.

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