As a follow up to a previous post from September, “Checkmate. Armenia makes chess mandatory school subject,” Antratsyt Central Library of Ukraine organizes online chess tournaments opening the world to the players. “You Are Not Alone” is a project created by the library to bring together members of the community who love chess to teach them online communication. Once on the site, players can choose to play alone or challenge other players of any level from 15 different countries. The technology utilized allows players to communicate and learn from one another and peers from around the globe. According to the video, this is a new development for the world of chess, which used to operate via snail mail. The rules of that version of the game said that you had 10 days to make a move, which was difficult for children, but this new club and site has opened up the sport to a whole new generation.

 

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