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Laos Chess Federation

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“Wave” of Chess in Laos

The chess “wave” started with the establishment of the LCF in 2011.

Soon after the inception of the LCF, the Ministry of Education and Sports gave their approval to the “Chess in Schools” program, which saw the incorporation of chess as part of the school’s curriculum. To-date, the program has been successfully implemented in all but two provinces.

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1st Laos International Chess Open

Laos is a relatively late entrant to the global chess family. Despite having established the Laos Chess Federation (LCF) in 2011, they have made great strides in various aspects of the game. Its crowning glory is the recently concluded 1st Laos International Open Chess Championship. This tournament saw progessional GMs descend on the country for the first-time (as players at least!). Not one, but four GMs: Karen Grigoryan, Bui Vinh, Sriram Jha and Gerhard Schebler. Armenian GM Grigoryan came, saw and conquered. He topped the standings with 7½ points.

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How to Play Chess: Rules and Basics

It’s never too late to learn how to play chess – the most popular game in the world! Learning the rules of chess is easy

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