Ben Rood’s Chess Accomplishments are the Talk of the Town in Walnut Creek

The Walnut Creek Patch just ran a wonderful article detailing Ben Rood’s rise to chess fame. The Walnut Creek Patch is Ben Rood’s hometown newspaper so I know this will help raise  community awareness of

his incredible chess accomplishments.

Below is an exerpt from the article by Jonathan Hawthorne of the Walnut Creek Patch:

The sport of chess is in a league of its own with regard to strategy. But one Walnut Creek resident, 7-year-old and soon-to-be second-grader Ben Rood, has essentially mastered the seemingly difficult game of chess. In the spring, Ben won the National Elementary Chess Championship for his age group, Kindergarten-1st Grade, at a tournament in Dallas. To win the title, Ben had to face the nation’s elite chess players.

http://walnutcreek.patch.com/articles/whiz-kid-the-chess-player

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