Published 12:02 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

John Jones, left, and Don Rathburn study a chess board at Highway 61 Coffeehouse Tuesday afternoon during one of the matches they have played “about twice a week” since meeting there a year ago. “He was teaching somebody how to play and I figured he could teach me, “ Jones said. Rathburn answered with, “I think I did too good a job.” In the top photo, John Breland watches the two contemplate their next moves.

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