Random Good News
10 October, 2017
Franklin County in a remote corner of Mississippi has two stoplights, one elementary school, and long ago lost its only train stop. Could kids learn chess here? Would they even want to? Dr. Jeff Bulington took on the challenge, accepted a contract from an anonymous benefactor, left his home city of Memphis, and moved to Franklin. Predictions were that Bulington could perhaps find a dozen interested kids. He found hundreds!
Bobby Poole, Bulington’s assistant chess coach, put it: “All the statistics...