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People say he's a great chess player. As true as that might be, i think i can school him at chess.

People say he's a great chess player. As true as that might be, i think i can school him in chess.

People say he's a great chess player. As true as that might be, i think i can school him in a game of chess.

What preposition is the most appropriate to use there? I looked up the idiom "school somebody", and in the examples the site had, they'd used in.

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Either preposition will work. The two differ only subtly, and the difference does not really change the meaning. In fact, it is difficult to come up with a way to differentiate the meanings at all when used in the context of chess.

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