One player against forty - level 3

One player against forty - level 3

06-08-2013 06:00

Amateur chess players in Kiev got to test their skills against Ukrainian Grandmaster Zahar Efimenko to mark International Chess Day. Two teams of 20 amateurs put on their thinking caps to face off against Zahar and former Junior World chess champion Yulia Osmak.

"Chess is a wonderful sport that can help develop people's intelligence, cultivate the combatant spirit and confidence. It is helpful. So if the children love this activity, it will benefit a lot in their future development, even in other fields."

The youngest participant in the event was just eight years old. According to the Chess World Federation the game is one of the oldest and most popular mental sports in the world, so it's good to see these kids starting early. They've got a lot of catching up to do.

Difficult words: develop (grow), combatant (competitive), participant (player).

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