National arbiter of chess course to be conducted in Myanmar

08:13, June 07, 2011      

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A national arbiter of chess course for Myanmar chess players will be conducted in Myanmar later this year, aimed at developing the ability of arbiters of chess in the country, the local weekly Voice News reported Monday.

Organized by the Myanmar Chess Federation and Myanmar Sports and Physical Education Department, two chess international arbiters from the World Chess Federation will lecture Myanmar arbiters in August.

Those who are outstanding at the course will have chance to attend Arbiter Seminar which is aimed for the 27th SEA Games to be hosted in Myanmar in 2013, the report said.

Meanwhile, with one grand master and about 10 international masters, nearly 100 players mainly played traditional chess in Yangon.

Chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

Source: Xinhua
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