More evidence that chess is huge in Mongolia.
So this week took an interesting twist when I found out that all of the students in my province were to participate in a huge chess competition over the weekend. From Saturday to Tuesday ( yes, they were pulled out of school for this) , 9999 children participated in this competition with the ultimate winner getting a trip to Korea. Say what you will about Mongolian event planning, we might not hear about it until a week before, but nonetheless they go big. The competition involved hundreds of children and took place in the towns stadium, a famous singer was brought in and everyone in town attended… it also meant a long weekend for me and my site mates, so I couldn’t really complain. All in all, I just wanted to listen to the soundtrack of the musical Chess all weekend 😛
The competition rehashed what I already know though……
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