Softball Icon Jennie Finch Talks Chess With Dean Ippolito
FLEMINGTON, NJ -- Olympic Gold Medalist and softball superstar Jennie Finch, who recently retired from competition, visited Diamond Nation over the weekend in support of her softball academy.
Finch admitted that she really never plays chess but was interested in having her first lesson from Ippolito. While Ippolito taught gave her a beginner’s guide, Finch gave him advice on how to handle the lime-light as Ippolito looks to become a World Record holder.
“It was such a thrill to be able to teach chess to the world’s most famous softball player,” Ippolito said. “And she gave me some great pointers as well.”
After the lesson was over, Finch made an appearance at the Dean of Chess’ newest chess super store located on Rt. 31 in Flemington.
“I had never seen anything like that,” Finch said. “The store was huge and there were chess boards everywhere, it was great to see all of the enthusiasm.”
Ippolito’s World Record attempt will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the HealthQuest Sports Dome located at the Jack Cust Baseball Academy in Flemington and is sponsored by Team Capital bank, J.G. Petrucci, PNC, Health Quest Fitness and Diamond Nation.
Interested sponsors who are looking to give their company and/or brand Local, National and International recognition should contact Eric Citron at 908-455-1613.
Dean Ippolito, LLC was formed in January of 2002 by International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito. The company has grown exponentially since it’s inception with two locations as their staff now includes many notable instructors making the staff of Dean Ippolito, LLC unsurpassed. The organization currently coaches fourteen Nationally ranked scholastic players. For more information, please visit www.deanofchess.com.