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CHESS: FROM BUDDHISM TO STRATEGIC THINKING

 

By chance I came accross the name “Kalmykia”. I looked up in the internet and revealed that it is the name of a Russian province (Republic) which has about 300.000 population. It turns out to be the only region in Europe where Buddhism is practiced by a plurality of the population and is well known as an international center for chess. Moreover, its former president heads the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

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