He and his wife Nell will also take in a lot of sightseeing across the country. He decided to play members from the Joplin and Neosho chess clubs today. He says it's nice to see so much of the country with his queen.
"I turn 65 in March, we decide to go ahead and do this now rather than wait," said Paul Covington, Chess Master.
Paul will mark Arkansas off his list on Saturday. He'll be competing in a tournament in Fayetteville.
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