DSC02924 The Michigan Open had a very large turnout this year. I was glad to see a lot of children participating. Michigan has a large number of schools that play tournament chess. I think the teachers finally realized that chess does help you think better and it shows up in many other school subjects.

Grand  Master Ben Finegold in the green shirt. Ben won the Michigan Open a few times himself.

Grand Master Ben Finegold in the green shirt. Ben won the Michigan Open a few times himself.

Ben Finegold is Michigan’s strongest player coming from a family of chess players, Ron, Ben’s dad and Mark, his brother are bothstrong experts.

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