Pioneering national chess education in Armenia

5/28/2019 – Armenia has the most ambitious school chess programme in the world. It recently hosted its third international conference and the first meeting of FIDE´s new Education Commission in the ressort town Tsakhkadsor. STEFAN LOEFFLER attended. | Pictured: The final of the Armenian Championship of Primary Schools took place in parallel nearby. | Photos: Armenian Chess Academy In the homeland of school chess All Armenian children learn chess at school. From grade two to four they have two weekly chess lessons. Introducing chess for everyone in 2011 was a…

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Want to crack IIT-JEE? Take up chess like this Varanasi lad

Varanasi: His mastery over chess taught Adarsh Srivastava all the right moves to crack IIT-JEE Advanced 2017, with AIR 355. He scored 286 out of 366. “As right moves hold the key to victory in chess tournaments, similarly the use of the right formula holds a solution to each question of mathematics,” Srivastava told HT soon after the declaration of the IIT-JEE Advanced results. “I like playing chess. It improves my concentration levels and helps me crack mathematical problems. One wrong move in chess can change everything, leading to defeat ,…

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