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Reading, Writing, Chess: Experts evaluate Armenia=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s progress on introducing the oldest board game at primary schools

It has been for two years that kings, queens and knights are associated for Armenian school children not only with fairy-tales, but with black and white figurines and well considered strategy.

By including chess as a mandatory subject in elementary schools starting the 2011 academic year, Armenia became the first country in the world to put the noble board game into use as a training tool for future generations of hopeful thinkers and doers.

Armenia, a country of 30 grandmasters, is a three-time champion of Chess Olympiads ( 2006 in Turin, 2008 in Dresden, 2012 Istanbul,) while its grandmaster Levon Aronian finished last year ranked No. 2 in the world.

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