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Chess and Shogi – GM Alexander Chernin in Japan

Chess and Shogi – GM Alexander Chernin in Japan
It is astonishing that Japan, the third largest economy on the planet, with a population of 127 million, ranks at a paltry 92th on FIDE's chess world rankings, just behind Monaco. On the other hand the national version of chess, Shogi, is played by millions. Jacques-Marie Pineau has tried to rectify the situation by inviting a strong GM and trainer to motivated students – with resounding success.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8127

Posted: Fri 04 May 2012

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