“White castle”: in Minsk was chosen the best young chess players

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In Minsk has identified the best young players. In the Belarusian capital ended the final national competition “White rook”. For the prize were 14 teams from across the country.

This tournament was popular in the Soviet Union. Now, in Belarus, he got a new life thanks to the Presidential sports club. For the fifth time he gathers the winners of the regional stages – each time more than fifty children and teenagers.

“The level of children’s chess, we are constantly increasing. Because the competitions of world and European scale, our folks perform well and do not fall below ten”, – said the chief judge of competitions Alexander Savchenko.

“A real team victory. We were behind by a point. A strong team was in Minsk. We have never thought that we would win. But the winner is the one who fights till the end. It is important to win the decisive game. Managed to set up children, and they did what was necessary”, – said the representative team of the city of Bobruisk Oleg Zelentsov.

For the second year in a row, chess fortune on the side of the guys from Bobruisk. This time Champions, in addition to awards and trophies, has won a place at the international chess tournament “White rook”. It will be held in June in Sochi. There are presented nearly one hundred teams from different countries.