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Carly Rae Jepsen is a closet chess nerd

Pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen is a secret chess master who never tours without her board and set.

The Call Me Maybe singer admits she grew up solving game puzzles that her stepfather left her as he left home for work.

She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "My stepfather used to teach it... (and) he'd put out a chess problem for me to solve. In high school I had a big crush on a boy who played chess, and I thought, 'This is going to be useful'."

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