The Ancient Game that Saved a Village

09.11.18 Always on the lookout for interesting chess-related information and stories, we bring you this article from the BBC Travel website Our Unique World. It's the story of a small village in southwestern India that has experienced a positive impact from the influences of chess. Our favorite quote from the article is attributed to the president of the Chess Association of Marottichal: "We don't watch television here; we play chess and talk to each other."

On a chess board you are fighting, as we are also fighting the hardships in our daily life.
--Mr. Unnikrishnan, a teashop owner in Marottichal, India image: Jack Palfrey

Thanks to Haley DeLuca Lowell for contributing to this report.

The following article appeared on the BBC Travel website Our Unique World:

The Ancient Game that Saved a Village


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