11/13/2006 11:22
Chess players in Greenland

Members of Icelandic chess club Hrókurinn traveled to Greenland on Saturday to introduce chess to local children.

The Icelandic chess players, under the leadership of Stefán Herbertsson, will visit elementary schools in three towns on the eastern coast of Greenland, during so-called ‘chess weeks,’ as reported in Fréttabladid.

Chess player Hrafn Jökulsson said there is a lot of interest for chess in Greenland and that it is a welcome addition to leisure time activities for the children.

This is the third time chess club Hrókurinn visits Greenland to teach children chess. Each time the club members bring chess boards with them as presents. This time 70 children will receive chess boards as gifts.

Source: Iceland Review Online
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