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August 24, 2012
Chess players from age 8 to 18 are competing in Prague at the European Youth Chess Championship. Many of the players come from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other post-Soviet countries where chess is considered part of a well-rounded education. (Video by RFE/RL's Nikolay Pavlov)

Post-Soviet Countries Dominate Youth Chess Tournament

Published 24 August 2012

Chess players from age 8 to 18 are competing in Prague at the European Youth Chess Championship. Many of the players come from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other post-Soviet countries where chess is considered part of a well-rounded education. (Video by RFE/RL's Nikolay Pavlov)


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by: Anonymous
August 31, 2012 06:47
People of former Soviet Union have dominated the game.

Even Nomadic people in Siberia who do not have modern amenities and wander with reindeers have "Chess Board".

Chess may have originated in India but its heart is in FSU Countries.

Its is ironic that Soviets could not understand the American gameplan during cold war.

Only notable American Grandmaster was Bobby Fischer.