8-year-old to play Arnold Schwarzenegger in chess

8-year-old to play Arnold Schwarzenegger in chess

 

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She’s an 8-year-old chess phenom. He’s a 67-year-old bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician — who, as it happens, plays a bit of chess himself.

Emma Cheng vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

They face off at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Arnold Kids Expo at the Ohio Expo Center.

Like the kids expo, chess is new to the Arnold this year. Emma, though, a Dublin third-grader and one of the state’s top-ranked girl players, is an old pro.

She’s been at this since she was 5.

“I’m a little bit nervous,” she said, “and also very excited.”