Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Chess in Vietnam

Apparently the scene in Vietnam is on an upswing. The first indicator is this puff piece on the burgeoning chess scene in Hanoi cafes (Hat Tip: Super Friends). Sure, they're talking about Chinese chess, but there's no reason to be parochial about it. And then, just this week the country's news outlets provided a report suggesting that FIDE may be bringing its World Championship knock-out tour of despotic and formerly-despotic nations to Ho Chi Minh City.

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