Colonial chess coach Mr. E inspired to get into chess “to beat my dad”

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Mr. E with the chess team last year.

COLONIAL SCHOOL — Colonial chess coach Mike Ellenbogen was inspired to get into chess as a child.

“All I wanted to do was to be able to beat my dad,” said Mr. Ellenbogen, aka Mr. E.

His current chess rating is 2,102. He has been teaching for 15 years and has been playing tournaments for 28 years.