House of Pain regular Lester Bedell reports he has won the 2008 Upper Peninsula Open Chess Championship, held at the Kewadin Casino & Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, in his home state of Michigan! He scored 4 1/2 out of 5, with his draw coming against an expert in the third round. This was Lester's first time playing in this tournament.
A full report will be in tomorrow's Sault Ste. Marie Evening News, www.sooeveningnews.com/