It all gets a bit confusing you know. Sometimes they say it's bad; sometimes they say it's all good. For the mayor of the Iranian town of Isfahan, Morteza Saqqaian-Neja, chess is definitely good.
Isfahan is presently hosting the 14th Asian Chess Team Championships. As far as its mayor is concerned, "Chess is among those sports that strengthen the mind and soul and at the end, too, man succeeds in harnessing his temptations."
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