Kalmykia is the only place in the world where chess is on prime-time television.
This week seven students from the Geelong Grammar chess club will visit Chess City to learn from the world's best.
History teacher Justin Corfield, who is going with the students, first played chess when he was seven, under the guidance of his father.
He says chess teaches students to think strategically, to concentrate, to learn from their mistakes and plan their future direction.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Geelong Students Russia Bound
Seven students from Victoria's Geelong Grammar school will drop in on Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov. From today's The Age:
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