Ben was an active participant of chess tournaments while attending the Foothills High School couple of years ago. After taking a break from chess, he is now back and with vengeance: He plays now in as many chess tournaments as possible and has a very obtainable goal to be a chess coach while improving his own chess. Ben likes active, tactical chess and is very strong in Blitz chess. This year he is graduating with a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University and plans to dedicate his free time to chess studies and professional coaching.