Chess in the Midwest on KCUR

LINC Community Organizer Mr. Lee Bohannon talked with KCUR - Central Standard about the LINC Chess program and its impact on student performance and their character.

Chess in the Midwest

Segment 2, beginning at 29:31: How an ancient game is making a comeback in the Midwest.

In this conversation, we visit with the coach of the University of Missouri's new chess team, and hear how a Kansas City organization is using chess tournaments to help promote self-esteem and good conduct to local students.

  • Cristian Chirila, chess coach, University of Missouri

  • Lee Bohannon, longtime LINC employee & chess enthusiast

The Local Investment Commission (LINC) partners with local schools to teach students chess. For more information, visit

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