Promoting Chess

Promoting Chess


KX NEWS IS HOSTING A FUZZ BUTT STRUTT TO HELP BENEFIT SERVICE DOGS FOR AMERICA. IT’S JUNE 29TH AT SERTOMA PARK, IN BISMARCK. YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE AT KXNET.COM, BUT YOUR DOG MUST BE VACCINATED TO PARTICIPATE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SECOND FUZZ BUTT STRUT IN MINOT, AUGUST 3RD, AT ROOSEVELT PARK. A FORMER CHAMPION IS PLAYING CHESS WHERE YOU’D LEAST EXPECT IT. KX NEWS REPORTER SONJI MILBURN TELL US WHY IT’S GAME ON. NAT SOUND—— GOOD GAME JUST IMAGINE GOING INTO A RESTURANT, A MALL, OR EVEN A BAR AND SEEING A CHESS TOURNAMENT BREAKOUT. IT MAY SOUND STRANGE…..BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT TODD WOLF IS DOING. SOT: ANYWHERE THAT HAS A TABLE. MY WIFE GETS UPSET BECAUSE WE WALK INTO A RESTAURANT AND SIT DOWN AND IM LOOKING AROUND LIKE HOW WOULD THIS PLACE WORK FOR A CHESS TOURNAMENT. TO SAY THAT TODD IS OBSESSED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. HE IS THE 2015 STATE CHESS CHAMPION, PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH DAKOTA CHESS ASSOCIATION AND HOLDS CHESS CAMPS AND LESSONS. ALL TO PROMOTE THE STATEGIC GAME. SOT: I FEEL THE MORE VISIBLE IT IS THE MORE ATTENTION IT GETS THE STRONGER THE SUPPORT IT’S GOING TO BE. IT HELPS IMPROVE THINKING SKILLS AND IT HELPS IMPROVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. BUT TODD ISNT ALONE PLAYING CHESS… HE OFTEN TIMES GO WITH HIS FRIENDS TO PLAY SUCH AS NATE SPEIDEL. WHO IS THE CHESS COACH AT SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. SOT: I THINK THERE IS A STIGMA ONCE IN A WHILE IN NORTH DAKOTA WHERE YOU DONT WANT TO BE TOO DIFFERENT. I THINK IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF SELF EXPRESSION AND NOT BEING AFRAID TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THEY GET ATTENTION FROM EVERYONE…KIDS, ADULTS EVEN TOURISTS. SOT:CURRENTLY I AM ON A ROAD TRIP TO SEE MOUNT RUSHMORE AND NATIONAL PARKS. I CAME INTO THE MALL AND I SAW THEM PLAYING AND I THOUGHT I SHOULD JOIN THEM. AS FOR TODD, THE GAME DOESNT STOP. THERE IS ALWAYS A NEW OPPONENT TO MEET AND CHECKMATE TO BE MADE. REPORTING IN BISMARCK, SONJI MILBURN, KX NEWS. (KALBERER) WOLF IS CHALLENGING ON ALL NEW COMERS WOLF IS CHALLENGING ALL NEW COMERS EVERY SUNDAY AT THE GATEWAY MALL– IN THE FOOD COURT FROM 2 UNTIL 4. (KALBERER) IN THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS BEAT, HERITAGE EXTERIORS. BRANDON LEINGANG STARTED IT IN

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